Corporal
Robert Wayne Nicholson
Clark County Sheriff's Department
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Age: 35
Served: 8 years
Badge #: A84
Panel 46E, Line 32 (2022)
Included (2022)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Duty-related illness
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Incident to Death Duration:
38 days
Incident Location:
501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville
Incident County:
Clark
Incident Township:
Jeffersonville
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Bowery Cemetery, Memphis

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   Corporal Robert Nicholson died from complications after contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during an ongoing global pandemic.

   After becoming exposed while questioning a suspect who was infected in Henryville, he was hospitalized where he remained until he passed away.

   Corporal Nicholson had previously served with the Charlestown Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, Holly; daughters, Laylee and Adalynn; mother, Marcy Nicholson (Jerry Longest); brother, Todd Nance; and paternal grandmother, Charlotte Nicholson.

Historical Notes

• Corporal Nicholson is the fifth of eight Indiana line of duty deaths in 2021.
• He is the first line of duty death of the Clark County Sheriff's Department.
• His line of duty death is the 14th that has originated from Clark County.
As of June 30, 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused 87,446,657 cases and 1,014,337 deaths in the United States and 1,772,183 cases and 23,877 deaths in Indiana. From November 2020 through January 2021, the deadliest wave was responsible for 7,140 deaths with the highest occurring in December 2020 when 3,038 died statewide. The pandemic has caused 793 known law enforcement line of duty deaths in the United States.


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