Sergeant William Nicholson

Fallen HeroSergeant William Nicholson

The Baltimore Sun Thu Feb 9 1939

28 June 1928 We lost our Brother Sergeant William Nicholson to a line of duty infection caused from an irritation from a colored sweatband inside his issued service hat. The material used in the makeup of the sweatband caused and infection, that lead to his loss of life, it took his widow nearly ten years to prove her case. I am not sure of how things were handled but it should seem obvious, if something from the equipment caused this sergeant his loss of life, it should have been called a line of duty or work-related death a lot sooner. May he continue to rest in peace as keep him and his wife in our thoughts on this day in Baltimore Police history.

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