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

Rest in peace to Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols. This is Chloe Kokalj, I am in the criminal justice program at Grundy Area Vocational center in Illinois. I chose to do write about William in my current event project about fallen officers. Thoughts and prays to his family and friends.

chloe n kokalj

March 8, 2022

Rest in peace, John 15:13


July 22, 2021

Kenneth , almost 12 months have gone by and I still can't wrap my mind around you being gone, I always knew you would give your life for your child, but I didn't think you would ever have to. your Dad and I miss you so much!! Love , Mom and Dad

Cmdr Keith Nichols and Mom Jackie Nihols
DeSoto County Sheriffs Dept, Search and Rescue

July 7, 2021

Wow. That’s a story you never want to hear but every parent would take that trade for their child. He is a true hero and will be missed by his son and family. Memories will be missed by his son but he will always know that his father traded his life so his son could life of his own.

State of Indiana citizen, Jason Belk
Sprague Hotel Developers, None

August 27, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff William Nichols on their tragic loss. May our Lord give you all the strength and comfort needed during this difficult time. Thank you Deputy Sheriff William Nichols for your dedication and service to your community. Rest in peace brother in blue.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

August 22, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

August 12, 2020

To the family of Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols, friends, Sheriff Bill Rasco and the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, MS
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:28
"For he (Jesus) has said, I will never leave you or forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

August 12, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Deputy Nichols.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

August 7, 2020

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Deputy, William K. Nichols, from complications of a water accident. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy succumbs from a drowning. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to his son for a safe and speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 6, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Nichols. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at DeSoto County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 6, 2020

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

August 5, 2020

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

August 5, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols and the extended law enforcement family of the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi.

End of Watch Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

August 4, 2020

My deepest condolences to his wife and children; RIP.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb, New York State Police.

August 4, 2020

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

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