Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Natural Resources Officer Luke Douglas Nihart

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism - Law Enforcement Division, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Reflections for Natural Resources Officer Luke Douglas Nihart

hi Dad rest in peace

love u

Brooke nihart
he is my dad

May 7, 2021

Hi Luke,

Yesterday marked 10 years without your smile, wit or a quick joke to lighten the mood. I will always recall those days we spent in the Academy together.

You and your family will always be remembered.

Rest easy Brother, we have the watch now.

FMR Safety Officer Brad Hall
Augusta Department of Safety and KLETC 162nd Classmate

June 27, 2020

Officer Nihart,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 26, 2020

Merry Christmas Luke. You will always be remembered...

Fmr Saftey Officer Brad Hall
Augusta Dept of Safety (Augusta, KS)

December 24, 2019

Rest in peace Natural Resources Officer Nihart.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 2, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 29, 2018


Limp Bizkit came on my Pandora station and I just laughed to myself when I remember how mad you use to get when I would blast it in the morning at KLETC. Miss you my friend.

David Rawls

July 8, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 26, 2015

Just reflecting on our time together at KLETC today since it is National Police Memorial Day. RIP my friend.

Dave Rawls
KLETC Roommate

May 15, 2015

Thank you Luke - we had many a conversation about this is this and that is that. I'm a better person for knowing you...bottom line. Thanks for who you were and what you represented. I miss our comedic conversations. I pray your family is in Christ! "See you on the other side" brother.

SGT. Ranger
Oklahoma State Parks

April 9, 2014

Rest in Peace, Officer Nihart. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

Merry Christmas Luke,

You may be gone but you are not forgotten by the 162nd KLETC

Bradley Hall
Former Safety Officer - Augusta Dept. of Safety

December 16, 2013

Hey Brother, was listening to Pandora today and Limp Bizkit came on and made me think of you and how much you hated me playing that CD over and over again in the morning when we were at KLETC. Sometimes I would turn it up louder when you were in the shower just to make sure that you would hear it! It still saddens me everytime that I think about you and realize that you are no longer with us.

Dave Rawls
KLETC Roommate

August 16, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 26, 2012

Thinking of and missing you on your 34th birthday my son. Your son and daughter are growing like weeds and just as precious as they can be. I thank God every day that you gave us Keri, Hunter and Brooke. We will always do our best to help look after them.


August 11, 2011

Officer Nihart,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kansas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 3, 2011

Luke will be missed. We were in the same class at kletc. I always enjoyed his sense of humor. He was quick with a smile and a joke, but was very commited to what he did.
God Bless to you all

Brendan D. Bailey, Chief of Police (rtrd
Hope Police Department

November 2, 2010

I got to know Luke for a short time while he was my roommate at KLETC. He could light up a room just by walking in and always could be counted on to do whatever needed to be done to lighten up the mood. RIP Luke, thank you for your service and may God open up the gates of Heaven for you.

David Rawls
KLETC Classmate

October 26, 2010

RIP. My classmate my friend.

KLTC Academy classmate

October 5, 2010

Rest easy Brother In Law, your watch on earth is now over. I pray Gods mercy and Love towards your Family, and Loved ones.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

July 31, 2010



July 30, 2010

RIP Brother, Thank you for your service


July 28, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Natural Resources Officer Luke D. Nihart,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Natural Resources Officer Luke D. Nihart. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Natural Resources Officer Luke D. Nihart is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


July 26, 2010

May you rest in peace brother. There will never be anyone who will ever replace you. As your fellow law enforcement partner with KDWP, you always be missed. May you be the guardian angel to all of us.

Justin R. Wren

July 13, 2010

Thank you for your service and courage. May your children always know that their daddy is, and will always be, a HERO and we will never forget. God Bless and Godspeed.


July 12, 2010

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