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December 2, 2021

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Attorney General Steve Marshall Statement on Death of Wilcox County Retired Deputy Madison “Skip” Nicholson

(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall issued the following statement in response to the line-of-duty death of Wilcox County retired Deputy Madison “Skip” Nicholson Wednesday night.

“Wilcox County retired deputy Madison ‘Skip’ Nicholson and Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Trenton Gulley were responding to a domestic violence call in the Yellow Bluff Community of Wilcox County Wednesday evening when they were met with gunfire. Both sustained injuries, and Nicholson, who due to the severity of his wounds was airlifted to a Pensacola hospital, tragically lost his life.

“Nicholson, a 40-year veteran law enforcement officer, was well-respected in his community for his dedication to public service. To take an oath to protect and serve one’s community is both a tremendous responsibility and a statement of love for one’s fellow man.

“We mourn the loss of retired Deputy Madison ‘Skip’ Nicholson who lost his life in the line of duty and pray for the consolation of his family and friends. We must not react to this tragedy with indifference. To truly honor Nicholson, as a State, we must recommit ourselves to raising a generation that respects our laws and reveres our law enforcement officers.”

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