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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.
• Corporal Nicholson is the fifth of eight Indiana line of duty deaths in 2021.