Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols

DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols

Deputy Sheriff Nichols,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

August 2, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

August 1, 2020

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

July 31, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Nichols and the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Nichols, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

July 31, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden (Retired)

July 31, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

July 31, 2020

RIP Deputy Nichols.

Capt. Jeff Knop (Ret.)
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

July 29, 2020

Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

July 29, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 29, 2020

Session 18 of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
We thank you for your service.
We offer our sincerest condolences to your family and friends

Session 18, Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

July 29, 2020

Sheriff Nicholls, you served for ten long years protecting others that they may live in safety. But you lost your life saving your own son. You are a true hero, and more so in the heart and mind of your son. May our good Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
I'm a civilian, grateful for the unselfish service provided by our police officers whose deaths, whatever the cause, affect me deeply.

July 29, 2020

Rest in Peace Brother.

A TRUE HERO, A TRUE DAD in every sense of the word.

Prayers for your family.

GOD BLESS.

Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

July 28, 2020

God bless you Deputy Sheriff William Nichols! Thank you for your many years of service with the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

July 28, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

July 28, 2020

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 28, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 28, 2020

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 28, 2020

A true hero. May God bless his family.

Sgt. James D. Huff USMC
Civilian Supporter LEOs

July 28, 2020

Thank you Officer Nichols for your service. I pray healing for your family's sorrow. May God bless you and your fellow brothers and sisters in blue.

Liz Medlin
Mother of a fallen officer

July 28, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols. Please know we are eternally grateful for William’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Sheriff Nichols, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department in Hernado, MS. for William’s partner and fellow deputies. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy’s Nichols’ wife and two children.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

July 28, 2020

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF DEPUTY SHERIFF NICHOLS, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY SHERIFF NICHOLS. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

July 28, 2020

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

July 28, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

July 28, 2020

RIP Brother.

Rick Crook, Traffic Officer Rey.
CHP

July 28, 2020

RIP, Deputy Nichols. Thank you for your service. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione, ret.
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 28, 2020

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