Nathan 'Nate' Lincks
Indianapolis Police Department
Tuesday, October 25, 1977

Age: 42
Served: 17 years, 8 months
Badge #: 485
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, October 25, 1977
05:20 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
1315 West 10th Street, Indianapolis
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Burial Place:
West Ridge Park Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   Officer Nathan Lincks was killed in a two-vehicle accident when his vehicle was struck head-on near the LaRue D. Carter Memorial Hospital.

   He was en route to a Police Athletic League event at the Thatcher Community Center to coach a youth ball team when he noticed a man in a military uniform walking in the rain.

   A 25-year-old Army soldier had just arrived by bus and Officer Lincks offered him a ride home. As they were eastbound at a traffic light, a city transit bus traveling westbound swerved to avoid a vehicle that had pulled into its path as it exited the hospital parking lot.

   The bus crossed several lanes of traffic, skidding on the wet pavement and collided head-on with Officer Lincks' vehicle. He was killed instantly and his passenger died one hour later at Wishard Memorial Hospital.

   Officer Lincks was survived by his wife and two young sons.

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