Patrolman James W. Nink

Patrolman James W. Nink

Crest Hill Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 1967

James W. Nink

Patrolman James Nink was killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit of a burglary suspect.

Approximately 15 miles west of where the pursuit began, another officer following Patrolman Nink reported the speeder's car overturned on a sharp curve. Officer Nink's squad car crashed into it. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Patrolman Nink had served with the Crest Hill Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, daughter and three sons.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Killed in accident

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I was a very young when this occurred in my home town. My family was devastated by the news of losing one of our officers. I pray his family has found peace and want to Thank them for Officer Nink's service. Gone but never forgotten.

Terri Lynn Albright
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

June 3, 2017

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