Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Jeffrey Don Nichols

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 26, 2016

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Reflections for Trooper Jeffrey Don Nichols

Jeff, Its been 6 years or so since your passing. I swear I originally left you a reflection here, but going through them all, it looks as if maybe that day the internet wasn't my friend. I know myself and John and Justin all think of you often and wonder what its like where you are. It never seems real, thinking of the last time we talked about hunting and how you enjoyed being able to put your boots up while doing reports. I enjoyed the crazy times at SFA and the criminal justice association.
Thank you for never conforming, for always being you.... growing up.....but always being yourself. From the first time we met in Dr. Boyds class, when they asked you to read out loud, and you proudly finished up by stating you were the valedictorian for Detroit High School graduating class of 78.

Brother, I hopefully the angels know what they have, that the beer is better than keystone, and there's no end to the good tunes.

D. Johnson

March 26, 2022

Trooper Nichols,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 26, 2021

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

March 26, 2020

Trooper Nichols rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 7, 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

August 30, 2018

May you rest easy and who wold have know that my son, along with others would have stood in the Honor Guard while your family was grieving, only to find that Joey would soon there after become an angel with you. Thank you for your service and may your family know we are all related because of what you and my son choose as a career. You will always be remembered!!!

President of West Texas Concerns for Pol
Mother of BPA Jose (Joey) Barraza EOW: 4-18-16

March 27, 2018

Oh God brother I hate to see that you're gone. You died under my watch it shouldn't have come to this may God rest your soul

Trooper Jayvier Echevarria
Texas Department of Public Safety

May 21, 2017

Oh God brother I hate that it came to this but just remember that you are not nor will you ever be forgotten R.I.P I love you brother

Trooper Jayvier Echevarria
Texas Department of Public Safety

May 21, 2017

Trooper Nichols,

It is truly my privilege to ride in your honor and memory during this year's Police Unity Tour. Please be with me as we remember you and all of our fallen heroes. God, please give Trooper Nichols' family, friends and co-workers strength as we near National Peace Officer's Memorial Week. You will never be forgotten Trooper Nichols.

Lt. Jeffrey Kerr
York-Poquoson, VA Sheriff's Office

April 18, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your Honor today Sir. YOU are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

March 26, 2017

God's peace and speed Trooper Nichols. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Dept.

June 27, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Jeffrey was killed.

To the Nichols family, fellow troopers, and all who call Jeffrey beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Trooper Nichols gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 26, 2016.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 11, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

June 2, 2016

Rest in Peace Trooper Nichols. Thank you for your dedicated service. You might be gone but will never be forgotten. May your family and friends find the comfort they need to go on. God Bless you.

Sgt. K. Schmittgens
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

May 3, 2016

Hello my name is Vincent Escobedo I am currently in the Los Angeles sheriffs academy. I too have had a family member lose their life in a car accident, please know as law enforcement family we do not forget your son.

,thank you

Vincent Escobedo
Los Angels sheriff department

April 18, 2016

Hello my name is Thomas Delgado I am from Los Angeles and am currently in the Sheriff's academy class 413 to become a Deputy. I have read your son's story and would like to send you my condolences. It takes a brave person to do this line of work, please know we do not forget your son.

,thank you
Thomas Delgado

Thomas Delgado
Los Angeles sheriff's department

April 18, 2016

Prayers for you and your family. Rest in peace brother.

Dep. Jason D. Cole
Allegany County Sheriffs Office

April 15, 2016

Very sorry to hear the news... Rest in peace. My thoughts are extended to family, friends and fellow officers.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

April 13, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

April 13, 2016

RIP Brother.Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (ret)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

April 9, 2016

RIP, trooper. It is very sad that you had to leave this life so early, and you will always be remembered.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Department

April 8, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother we have the watch from here! May God Bless your family and friends.


April 8, 2016

With saddened hearts. Harts Trooper Jeffrey Nichols has gone 10-42...... Thank you for services. You will missed but not forgotten

James Hallgrimson Arrow Security Officer

April 7, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Trooper Nichols. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Texas Department of Public Safety- Texas Highway Patrol.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

April 7, 2016

God Bless and Godspeed, sir.

Lisa B.

April 7, 2016

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