Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Scott Nickerson

Centreville Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, February 13, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Scott Nickerson

Hard to believe it’s 20 years already, but stills feel like yesterday my fellow LE and I were traveling down the Interstate to honor these brave young men. As I stated in a previous reflection I left, rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 13, 2021

I remember being one of a large number of Delaware Troopers who went and honored these brave heroes along with a huge, huge number of other fellow law enforcement. Rest in peace always and please know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 2, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Nickerson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 3, 2020

I remember this day like it was yesterday. Michael, you inspired your brother, two nephews, and myself to become a part of Maryland’s Finest. Keep watching over us.

TFC Branden Carroll
Maryland State Police

July 14, 2019

Thank you for your sacrifice brother. Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 13, 2018

Michael you would be so honored knowing every year you are remembered by hundreds that ride by your memorial. Over the last 17 years tens of thousands have been touched by your story. Trust your mother has done so much in your name.

Officer Michael Stolzman
Oakland Police Department (CA)

February 13, 2018

Love and Miss You Every Single Day,


Always in my heart

October 14, 2017

Went to school with you from Worton Elementary to Kent County High. I only saw you one time after school when you stopped by the store I was working in during the late 90s in your uniform. Had a friendly chat, asked you to give me a break if you ever pulled me over!

I miss your sense of humor thank you for your sacrifice


July 12, 2017

You are never far from our minds and hearts. We love you and miss you so very much.

Sue & Joe Nickerson
Mom and Dad

March 16, 2015

Yours was my first LODD funeral. I was in the police academy then and we made the trip from Salisbury for the funeral. I might have said twenty words all day that day and not a word was spoken all the way home with four people in the car. Instead of being scared away it lit a fire inside me for this calling. Thank you for touching my life

DFC R. Parker
Wicomico County Sheriff's Office

February 13, 2014

Every year when I walk through the Law Enforcement Memorial during the National Police Week, I saw your picture. I do not know you, however, please know that you have an amazing smile. I can imagine that your short life touched many people's lives...Will pray for your family! RIP.

DC Government

May 15, 2013

12 years already and some days it still feels like yesterday. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and Jason. Please continue to watch over us all and bring home everyone safe each and every shift. Love and miss you. RIP friend. <3

Susan R. Martin
Former Public Safety Dispatcher Queen Ann'es County, MD

February 13, 2013

While I did not Know Michael Nickerson, my father was acquainted with his father Joe. My name is Barbara Kerr Zoellner, and I was saddened to read about Micheal's death. My brother, Chip Kerr and father Eddie hunted with Joe and remember him fondly. Eddie passed away in Nov. 2010. Please accept my families deepest condolences.

Barbara E. Zoellner ()

Barbara E. Zoellner
childhood aquaintance of Mr. & Mrs. Joe Nickerson

September 13, 2012

Hi Michael. I met your mom last week as the Unity Tour passed by your memorial in Centreville. I was there with my children to cheer my husband on as he rode by. I stood with her and Officer Kim and Chief Rhodes. She is an amazing woman and I was so impressed by her work with COPS and how well she carries herself while still so, so saddened by your loss. I hope you know how proud she is of you and how much she loves you. I plan to stand there in Centreville with her as many years as my husband rides to honor you and your sacrifice. Your memorial is lovely, and is lovingly cared for. Thank you sir for your enormous sacrifice, and know that you shall not be forgotten.

Kate Mackenzie
Very Proud LEO Wife

May 21, 2012

Thinking about you Mike, love & miss you


February 13, 2012

Rest in peace and may god bless you. Thinking and remembering you today


February 13, 2012

A Hero is honored today, RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

Mike- Tomorrow will be 10 years to the day from when I got that phone call from Shelly. I was thinking of you tonight both because it is the anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice and I am currently registering to run the National Police Week 5K in May. It will be a challenge for me, as I have put on a few extra pounds (ok, more than a few) over the past few years, but it is for a great cause. I will be running (hopefully the whole way) in memory of you and my fellow Montgomery County Officers Hector Ayala and Luke Hoffman who were also killed in the line of duty. As I always do, I ask that all 3 of you continue to watch over us as we carry on from here. I hope you, Hector and Luke continue to rest easy.

Detective Jeff Bunge
Montgomery County Police

February 12, 2011

Thinking about you Michael, love and miss you so much.


October 16, 2010

Mike- Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you again today. Unfortunately, this time under sad circumstances. Another friend of mine has come to join you in looking out for the rest of us. Yesterday, April 4, 2010, Easter Sunday, a good friend of mine was killed in a crash while responding to assist fellow officers. PO3 Hector Ayala, #2128, has joined you and another friend PO3 Luke Hoffman, in watching over us. Take care of each other and remember- Rest Easy..... We have the Watch from here.

Detective Jeff Bunge
Montgomery County Police, MD

April 5, 2010

It is so hard to believe that it has been 9 years since I was able to hold you and tell you just how much you were loved. My Love and Respect for you has not faded with the years gone by. I have come to Love you even more. You gave us so much, and never asked for anything in return. You will always live in the hearts and daily lives of your family. God Bless and I am honored to have been your Mother.

Sue Nickerson
Mother of PTL. M.S.Nickerson eow 2/13/01

February 13, 2010

Mike, What can I say...Its been 9 years. Although it seems like yesterday. Sorry I haven't left you anything here lately, but know that I always think about you and Jason. And I will never forget you guys and the sacrifice you guys made. I miss and love you both. Please continue to watch over everyone and make sure they all go home every shift. You may be gone, but NEVER forgotten!
Love, Susan

Susan Martin

February 13, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 13, 2010

Officer Nickerson,
Quite by chance my husband met your dad, then your mom, and they shared their pain of loss. Your parents took my husband to visit your grave, which made him feel so honored.

Your mom has emailed me, and we will meet at National Police Week. The pain we have shared is some days unbearable. One small consolation is that our sons are heroes but have paid the ultimate price.

Rest in peace.

Deputy Kevin Michael Sherwood
Clare County MI
EOW 10/09/03

Mary Fisher

April 18, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 25, 2009

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