Remembering...

David R. Nicholson

Constable

David R. Nicholson

Serving with the Waterloo Regional Police

Wednesday August 12, 1998

Age: 32 / 3 Children

Constable Nicholson was a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Dive Unit, and he died in the line of duty while attempting to recover the body of a young Cambridge boy from a dam in the Grand River. Constable Nicholson entered the water to rescue the small boy, but was pulled into the sleuth trough of the dam and was pinning him there. Officers tried to pull him out using his rescue line, but to no avail. Constable Nicholson is the first officer in the Service' s 25 year history to die in the line of duty.

Postscript

When Constable Nicholson' s body was pulled from the water, he was holding the lost boy.


Remembering...

Constable

David R. Nicholson

David R. Nicholson


Serving with the Waterloo Regional Police

Wednesday August 12, 1998

Age: 32 / 3 Children

Constable Nicholson was a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Dive Unit, and he died in the line of duty while attempting to recover the body of a young Cambridge boy from a dam in the Grand River. Constable Nicholson entered the water to rescue the small boy, but was pulled into the sleuth trough of the dam and was pinning him there. Officers tried to pull him out using his rescue line, but to no avail. Constable Nicholson is the first officer in the Service' s 25 year history to die in the line of duty.

Postscript

When Constable Nicholson' s body was pulled from the water, he was holding the lost boy.