Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Brian Keith Nichols

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, February 17, 2002

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Reflections for Trooper Brian Keith Nichols

Miss you you forever....time doesn’t heal all wounds!

Honored to have been your wife!

December 17, 2018

It has been a long time since we worked and played together at the Coast Guard station on Dauphin Island. I still drive a jeep to work and often think of how you would pick on me and my little blue jeep. I was asked to give the name of someone who knew what service meant. Out of the blue, your name popped into my head. You served us all every day. Fair Winds and Following Seas... You will always be loved and respected.

Asst. Principal - Priceville High School

August 23, 2018

Brian - This is Police Week and I was coming back from in service training in Selma today. I took the backroads and thought of you when I passed County Rd 56. It’s been a while, but you’re picture remains prominently displayed at the Mobile Post alongside all those that made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy, my friend.

Lieutenant Joe Piggott
Alabama Department of Public Safety

May 17, 2018

Brian and I were classmates (93A), it's hard to believe it's been almost 16yrs since his death. I often wonder, what could've been, what would he be doing now? God bless his family, especially his children.

Lieutenant Chris Brown
Alabama State Troopers

January 26, 2018

Trooper Brian Keith Nichols, My Friend.
Never Forget.

Lt. Christopher Williams
D.P.S. Alabama State Trooper

November 22, 2017

Today would have been our 22nd wedding anniversary. My love for you will never die!

Surviving wife

July 9, 2016

I've had you on my mind a lot this past week - a tad more than usual. You have two fellow officers who have joined you. I saw your two babies this weekend, you have so much to be proud of !!! We miss you !!!

Linda Rowland

May 13, 2015

Missing you so much this Christmas! Love always

Love forever and ever, Denise Merry Chri

December 21, 2014

Although today holds nothing special to cause me to focus on our first son-in-law, I have spent much of it with Brian on my mind. I kinda giggled one time when I thought it was prolly because his son officially moved to Auburn this week to begin his freshman year ... giggled because Brian was a RTR man ... and if he was still here, we would have kidded him about it! But I really don't think that is all of why he is so strong in my thoughts. Don't know why - but I'm not questioning it. Time has allowed these times when I am faced with (what I considered) such an unfair ending of his life at such an early age to now be bittersweet, because now my mind goes to the little things that we shared with him personally and as a family. He was special for many reasons - but when he and our daughter gave us two more grandchildren - he was King! So unfair though because he was snatched from my daughter and their babies who were only 5 and 7. Life goes on, children grow up, daughters find happiness, remarry and give us another son-in-law - but nothing can rob us of our memories. We still miss you, Brian. The last time I saw him Feb 15, 2002, I wish I had known it was going to be the last. He was washing his jeep and he peeped around the corner of the house when I stopped by their house ... we just waved across the distance and I went inside. The last sight I had of him ever was him still washing his beloved jeep. Now that too is a sweet memory. Just a little over 48 hours and he was gone. Thank you, Brian, for the effect you had on our entire family. Thank you for all that you were to many, many people. G180 will always hold a special place in my heart and life.

Linda Rowland

August 16, 2014

Trooper Nichols,
On today, the 12th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country when you served in the U.S. Armed Forces. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 17, 2014

Your service is honored today on this 12th anniversary of your EOW. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire.

Detective James Rivers
Daphne Police Department

February 17, 2014

Sir, thank you for your service and sacrifice. RIP.
We had the blessing of meeting your beautiful family recently.
In God's hands today and always.

Tanya McGary

August 11, 2013

You have a beautiful family; your wife shared your story and she touched our hearts.
Sir, RIP. Your service and sacrifice, as Will's, shall never be forgotten!
In God's hands,

Tanya McGary

August 11, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends today. Thank you to you and them for the selflessness and sacrifices you all have made.

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God" Matthew 5:9

Lt. Michael DeHart
Shelby County Sheriff's Office - Alabama

February 17, 2013

Thank you for your service to your country and your state. May God Bless your wife and children.

Investigator Clay Westrope Sr.
Madison County Sheriff Department (retired)

November 13, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 31, 2012

Yes I have just found this site I have some things maybe ok to say here.

Brian was also a USCG Reservist. An MK on a 41' UTB we did search and rescue on our weekends, I was the boat coxswain, he was my engineer, For years. Many many search and rescue cases and law enforcement stuff. Boat crews are tight when they go through so much. He was a very experienced MK I needed him. I got out of the USCG. A couple years later i ran into our other crewmate Brian Hastings and we had lunch and i opened the paper and there was an article about an officer down ..not yet identified to public. i told him that was the area Brian worked but we did not realize and we missed the goodbye ceremonies.

So I always felt bad about missing that Denise. I dont think we ever met i'm the one Brian would call and say roll tide to on the phone during games...

I should say, late night, coming in from out of town work couple years ago..the one time i have ever driven that area..white out rain, wrong turn, I pulled over to figure out where i was and this.. sign was there, said Brian K Nichols parkway. Had no idea.. I did'nt say good bye i just thought about times spent with my buddy who shared his troubles and thoughts with me and trained and saved lives together.
I cant not go without saying Roll Tide! to Brian. Your old crewmates are sad your not here and your not forgotten at all and we were fortunate to have our time with you.

Former BM2 USCGR Ceballos, Patrick P.

March 7, 2012

I miss you Brian. I will forever be grateful for your friendship and guidance.

Detective James Rivers
Daphne Police Department

October 25, 2011

When I think of you, I think of honesty and integrity. I can't think of a better way to be remembered. Thanks for the training. I'm probably still alive because of it. You will always be a mentor to me.

Alabama Highway Patrol

August 10, 2011

Nine years ago today we lost you. Most days it seems like yesterday and then it seems like eternity since I had you! We still love and miss you every day. Just wish you could still be here to watch your children grow up. I see you in both of them every day. You are forever in our hearts and on our minds!! Love you always and forever!!


February 17, 2011

You are not forgotten. My heart goes out to your children.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 17, 2011

You will never be forgotten.

Mandi Salvino
Wife of Deputy James Salvino EOW 2 17 2001

February 15, 2011

Yesterday you would have turned 44 if you were still with us! Bet you had a great birthday in Heaven!!! I didn't get on yesterday to tell you because I had to stay busy. You and Beth both had another birthday together. She always loved you so much and loves having your birthday! LOE


January 15, 2011

You've been on my mind today. Seems like just yesterday we were going through the academy together, serving in the Coast Guard together, and working the roads together. I'll never forget that empty heavy feeling that day I drove away from the cemetary after your funeral. I'm proud to have served with you. I know we'll see each other again. God bless you and your family.


Cpl. Stan Stabler
Alabama Dept. of Public Safety

December 29, 2010

Everytime I hear the song by Danny Gokey "I will not say goodbye", I think of oyou. This song and video is what so many of us feel!!


September 7, 2010

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