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Deputy Sheriff Robert Nicol, Jr.

Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 30, 1987

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Robert Nicol, Jr.

Hi Dad,
It's me your only daughter. It's been awhile since I've talked to you, because this has been the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. It's been 32 years today. 9/30/19. It's been hard for me to deal with this and I know you would want me to be strong. But I miss you so much!! I know my life would be so much different, and I know you would be happy that you have some beautiful grand kids. I know you would love them!! They are strong like you, and so kind. Anyway, I've never had the nerve to say anything, but I just want everyone to know, my dad was the best. And I love him and miss him sooo much.
Love you Daddy!!

Meghan Nicol, his Daughter

September 30, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Nicol rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 28, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Robert Nicol Jr., thank you for your devoted service to our GREAT NATION, you have served the United States of America, and you have served both New York State and the State of Florida. You sir are a true Law Enforcement Hero, and I thank you for all of your services. May your soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless your daughter and two sons. Additionally, Deputy Sheriff Robert Nicol Jr. will never ever be forgotten. RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 17, 2018

I served with Bob (1980-1984) at the Ontario Co. Sheriff's office and spent many a night talking about life. Some brothers and I were just reminiscing about him this week about what a tough guy he was and how it's always been hard to believe anything could stop him. We all miss you Bobby.

Deputy Scott Hayes
Ontario County Sheriff's Dept

February 3, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Thinking of Bobby today during Law Enforcement Week. Bob and I became friends in 1980 after having a huge argument about our respective duties. The way we handled the argument caused us to develop a great deal of respect for each other and we spent many nights talking about life over a beer. Bob, I'll never forget those talks. You were the toughest guy I ever worked with and I'm glad I got to know the other side. Rest well my friend.

Former deputy Scott Hayes
Ontario County (NY) Sheriff's Dept

May 16, 2013

We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for all of us. May you continue to rest in peace Deputy Nicol.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 30, 2012

Bobby was my brother in law...he laid his life down doing what was right. If only he was still here our lives would be so much fuller than the hole his passing has left behind...I pray for you still, you are not forgotten.

Debbie
sister-in-law

March 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Nicol. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

My prayers are with the children of this hero today as they face another EOW without their dad. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Deputy Nicol.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

September 30, 2011

Forever missed, your son Rob

robert nicol III
son

April 28, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Ian, I am sure your father is very proud that you are continuing his legacy of protecting others. Semper Fi.

Rest In Peace, Robert.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

September 30, 2009

I worked with Bobby for 5 years when we were with the Ontario Co. Sheriff's dept, in New York. Many nights I would ride along with him when I was working in the jail trying to get "On the Road." He wasn't a very big man but he wasn't afraid of anything or anybody. Yet when he spoke in conversation you could barely hear him. His children can be proud of him, as I am, to have worked & known him. Miss ya brother,

Police Officer Lon Sanford
Fairport Police Dept.

April 6, 2009

Deputy Nicol your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 23, 2008

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 10, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

April 5, 2006

Deputy Robert Nicol was an outstanding Deputy Sheriff and much more than that, is remembered by all as an outstanding and loving father of three. I did not know him as well as many others here at BCSO, but this I say to his son Corporal Ian A. Nicol, United States Marine Corps: Ian rest assured that your father would be very proud of you. So are we all. Thank you for your service to your country, may God bless and protect you. Lt. Gary Young on behalf of the men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.

Lt. Gary Young
Brevard County Sheriff's Office

August 28, 2005

dear dad,
I've gone all of this time with no real physical way of reaching out to you and telling you how much you've influenced me even after your passing. im 23 now and have done what i could to make you proud. i hope in your eyes i have done just that. i was 7 when you died so i never had a chance to know you, merly chopped up memories that arnt complete are what keeps me intouch with your memorie. But i charish everyone of them.

I love you dad your my Hero always and forever.

Love your Son

Ian

Cpl.Nicol Ian A. USMC
U.S.Marine Corps

April 28, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

September 30, 2004

Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

February 18, 2004

You made the ultimate sacrafice. Sleep well, brother. We will fight for you.

Deputy M. Moore
WarrenCounty S.O. (OH)

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