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Procession for Nicholas County deputy

Published: May. 10, 2022 at 11:30 PM EDT
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NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ and WDTV) – UPDATE (5/12/22)

Click here to watch the procession for Deputy Lawson from the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department.

ORIGINAL STORY (5/10/22)

A Nicholas County Sheriff’s deputy died Tuesday in an off-duty accident, County Commissioner Garrett Cole said in a social media post.

Deputy Travis Lawson was identified as the victim.

Cole posted the following statement:

“Deputy Lawson graduated recently, after being awarded the Perseverance Award and accomplished his goal to become a public servant. We lost Travis today in an off-duty accident. We will remember you, your dedication to Nicholas County for generations to come. Godspeed, Travis.”

Cole went on to say:

“Our hearts break for the Nicholas County Sheriff Department and the family of our Deputy Travis Lawson. Deputy Lawson defied all odds after a series of medical issues and made it through the WV State Police Academy to become a Certified Officer for the NCSD.”

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