Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolwoman Regina Woodward Nickles

Harrodsburg Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1998

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Reflections for Patrolwoman Regina Woodward Nickles

I am writing this on the 25th anniversary of her passing. I spent some time with Ruth Ann today and we spent that time reminiscing.

Ruth Ann is the one who told me what happened as I was passing through the dispatch center.

Ruth Ann and I spent the morning and most of the afternoon answering calls, most of which were people calling to ask if it was true; she and I had to confirm it over and over again.

By the end of the afternoon there were so many deliveries (plants, flower arrangements, food, etc.) that our lobby was full and the rental center loaned us a refrigerator.

Regina was not only a co-worker, but also a dear friend. She is missed by so many.

Rest in Peace my friend.

Senior Clerk Jo Lynn Pike
Harrodsburg Police Department

October 14, 2023

Rest In Peace Sister I had the honor to work with her at the Harrodsburg P D.

Capt Les Williams
Harrodsburg Police Dept

February 6, 2021

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 14, 2019

I worked at the factory were and on the night Officer Nickles passed. I didn't personally live in Harrodsburg but I had worked there for a couple years, and I know she made quite an impression. I don't think I will ever forget the complete anguish and horror that passed through that building once the local community residents realized not only what had happened but who it had happened to. I know she is missed by her community. RIP Officer and thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Christy C.

September 7, 2019

Rest in peace patrolwoman Nickles.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 5, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 20th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 14, 2018

Patrolwoman Nickles,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harrodsburg. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 14, 2018

Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter today. To the family, friends and colleagues of Patrolwoman Nickles: I am sorry that you have to re-live your pain with each parole hearing. Patrolwoman Nickles, Thank You for your service and sacrifice! You are not forgotten.

Proud to Support All L.E.O.’s
Married to a Corrections Deputy

June 18, 2018

Rest in Peace my sister.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

October 14, 2016

It's been many years since I lost my best friend and partner. I think of her and miss her every day. Regina, you will never be forgotten for the years of dedicated service you gave to the city and people of Harrodsburg and for the love you had for your family and friends.

Sgt. Brad Milburn (Retired)
Harrodsburg Police Department

March 25, 2014

thinking of you and your service on this date


October 14, 2011

Patrolwoman Nickles,
Maam, on today, the 11th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harrodsburg. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 14, 2009

You were honored on the website today. You did alot in the 45 years the Lord
gave you. You were a woman of distinction.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


November 16, 2008

RIP and know that you will always be remembered by all that knew and loved you.


October 6, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 29, 2007

As this ninth anniversary passed, May God Grant Officer Nickle's Family,Fellow Officers,and Friends, the Serenity to accept the things they can not change, the Courage to change the things they can, and the Wisdom to know the difference....Rest in Peace Blue Angel..

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp PD, Lewisburg, Pa.

October 15, 2007

We remember you today and thank you Officer for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 12, 2007

think of you often and am so grateful for the job you did. rest in peace. your family is in my prayers. you are on my list of most respected persons. thank you for all of your deeds and service

kimberly kidwell
daughter of fallen stanford ky officer gary kidwell

September 27, 2007

I still miss Regina very much and think of her often. She was a great friend and a very dedicated police officer.

Jo Preston
Harrodsburg Police Department - friend and co-worker

November 17, 2006

i miss her dearly. I love her so much. She was a great women. And a great cop too. She was the best aunt in the world. I love u regina nickles. xoxo loves your neice Angela kaye Woodward!

angela woodward
she was my aunt

April 29, 2006

Officer Nickles your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept.....Clarksville, Tennessee

February 26, 2006

I wish to acknowledge the distinquished service Patrolwoman Niclles gave to her community and the citizens of Kentucky, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on October 14, 1999. Officer Nickles you are a true heroine, and your valor and dedication to your job will always be remembered.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

October 13, 2005

you were a wonderful women and our city sure lost o good officer. even in your passing you left memories that helped form our community. thank you for all you did. you were loved and greatly missed

August 22, 2005

~~~When Tomorrow Starts Without Me~~~

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time you think of me I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, try to understand, that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand, and said my place was ready in Heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, for all my life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for and so much yet to do, it seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized that this could never be, for emptiness and memories would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things I'd miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity and all I've promised you. Today for life on earth is past but here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past. But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free, so won't you take my hand and share my life with me?" So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart.


January 31, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

God bless, hero. Rest in peace.

October 14, 2004

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