Deputy Sheriff Eric Nicholson

Deputy Sheriff Eric Nicholson

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, January 10, 1945

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Eric Nicholson

Deputy Nicholson was shot and killed while walking a prisoner to jail. He had arrested the man outside of a theater on suspicion of check forgery. As the two walked to the jail the man produced a .38 caliber handgun and shot Deputy Nicholson twice.

The suspect was sentenced to death and later executed.

Deputy Nicholson was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Executed

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Deputy Sheriff Nicholson,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seminole County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 10, 2020

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