Deputy Sheriff Robert Nicol, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Nicol, Jr.

Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 30, 1987

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Robert Nicol, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Nicol was killed during a foot pursuit of a narcotics suspect across Route 1, just south of Route 405.

During a traffic stop, Deputy Nicol found the driver in possession of marijuana. When the suspect realized he was going to be arrested he fled on foot, pursued by Deputy Nicol. Deputy Nicol was struck by a Cadillac that had swerved to miss the suspect. He was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries less than two weeks later.

It was later determined that the man he was chasing was on probation for a manslaughter conviction in Ohio.

Deputy Nicol was a Vietnam War veteran. He had served with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office for 11 years and had previously served with the Ontario County Sherriff Office in Canadaigua, New York. He was survived by his daughter, two sons, and mother.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 19, 1987
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

narcotics, foot pursuit, traffic stop

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Hi Dad,
It's me your only daughter. It's been awhile since I've talked to you, because this has been the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. It's been 32 years today. 9/30/19. It's been hard for me to deal with this and I know you would want me to be strong. But I miss you so much!! I know my life would be so much different, and I know you would be happy that you have some beautiful grand kids. I know you would love them!! They are strong like you, and so kind. Anyway, I've never had the nerve to say anything, but I just want everyone to know, my dad was the best. And I love him and miss him sooo much.
Love you Daddy!!

Meghan Nicol, his Daughter

September 30, 2019

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