Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Constable Madison "Skip" Nicholson

Wilcox County Constable's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Reflections for Constable Madison "Skip" Nicholson

Happy Father’s Day granddaddy!! We miss and love you as I write this I am crying and in tears and pain it pains my heart that you had to leave so soon. Kevia said happy Father’s Day. We can’t stand to see you leave us. You was an awesome Granddad,Sibling,Husband,and father of course!! Hope you rest well!! I love you more


June 16, 2024

I really miss him it has been three years now we all miss you.

Madison Wright

February 20, 2024

Rest in Peace Constable Nicholson. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

December 22, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

December 21, 2021

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.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 17, 2021

An unbelievable tragedy after an unprecedented career of a public servant. Rest in peace my friend. We'll take it from here.

Detective Tom McEachern
Ada County Sheriff's Office (Boise)

December 17, 2021

Thanks Marvin for posting this announcement. Our family and the constables here in Jefferson County offer our heart-felt condolences to the family and friends of Constable Nicholson during this time of loss and sadness. This tragedy hits us especially hard because so many of our family members live in Wilcox County!! May our gracious Lord comfort all Constable Nicholson's family.

Constable Gilbert F. Douglas, III
Constable, Jefferson County, Alabama

December 15, 2021

Constable Nicholson will be sorely missed by his fellow Constables. He was dedicated to serving his community and highly respected for his service. May God provide comfort and strength to his family in this difficult time. I extend my heartfelt sympathy for their loss.

Constable Sid Williams
Alabama Constables Association

December 15, 2021

Constable Madison "Skip" Nicholson was a peace officer of the highest caliber. He spent nearly half of his life serving and protecting the citizens of Wilcox County, Alabama. We worked closely together on numerous occasions providing a safe and secure environment during our local high school athletics events. He will be dearly missed. Our condolences and prayers go out to his family.

Wilcox County Constable Marvin Carter
Wilcox County Constable Office

December 15, 2021

Your life reflected your dedication to your job and the people in your community.

Rest well, Constable, you truly were a legend among the people of Wilcox County

Constable James R Franklin
Jefferson County, AL.

December 14, 2021

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

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

December 11, 2021

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

December 11, 2021

Constable Madison "Skip" Nicholson is only our second CONSTABLE to be killed in the line of duty since Constable William A Russell of Madison County was killed in the line of duty since 1903, only two is 2 to many!!! Skip was 78 years old and a people person!!!! Once you met Skip you never forgot him, his personality was just that contagious and out going!!!! Our thoughts and prayers to Skip's wife and family members durning this time of bereavement!!! Skip, looking forward to seeing you on the other side!!!!! God bless

Chauncey D. Wood, 3rd / President
Alabama Constables Association

December 10, 2021

I am so very sorry, Constable Madison "Skip" Nicholson. Your continued service and ultimate sacrifice are exemplary. Thank you for your service. My prayers for your family, the Department and Community. I pray that God is resting you now and will reward you greatly. We are sorry to lose you here.

God Bless You,

Kim Durham
Christina Giannone - Police Officer City of Davis

December 8, 2021

As a childhood resident of Wilcox county, thank you for your service. I will be keeping your family in my Prayers.

Lieutenant Travis Ratcliff
CHO Airport Police

December 8, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Reserve Deputy, Madison "Skip" Nicholson, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Reserve Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Thoughts and Prayers to the Chief Deputy that was wounded for a safe and speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and coworkers of Constable Skip Nicholson. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Constable Nicholson will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

December 7, 2021

RIP Constable Nicholson. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Wilcox County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

December 6, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

December 6, 2021

Constable Nicholson, you gave all at the hands of an animal. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten and we mourn you. So long as those who know and love you best keep you in their hearts and minds, you'll never be truly gone from them. Thank you for your service.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

December 5, 2021

God Bless you Warrior Brother. Thank you for your Dedication and service. R.I.P. and my Heartfelt condolences and prayers for all. Chief CV Ret.

Chief G. Couso-Vasquez Ret
LAPD and Montebello PD.

December 5, 2021

I didn't know him, but he was one who put his safety and life on the line on a daily basis to protect others, who most of were strangers. Even though he was in another state and I never met him he will always be a hero to me and my family. God bless him and his soul, God bless his family, and God bless his department. So sorry for your loss.

Chris Heick -Firefighter

December 5, 2021

Constable Nicholson,

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

December 5, 2021

What's a constable? Is it something secretive?


December 5, 2021

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

December 4, 2021

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