(photos) This year marks the 12th year of our fallen brother Officer William “Nichie” Preslar’s death in the Line-of Duty. He was a six year veteran killed in a car accident on May 14, 2007, on New Egypt Road, when he swerved to avoid striking a deer, and struck a tree. In 2017 was the unveiling of the highway that was dedicated by The Lakewood Police Department in Nichie’s memory.

Widow Lisa Preslar after the tragic loss, has inspired many through her strength and courage by formally being the President of Garden State C.O.P.S. for 5 years (link: Garden State C.O.P.S.), and has participated in the annual Police Unity Tour for 10 consecutive years. Lisa is raising their two daughters into two remarkable young women, Julia (17) and Gracie (16).  Julia will be graduating high school this year and Gracie is in her sophomore year in high school.

Niche will always be remembered for his humor, compassion and gentleness!

Nichie’s Birthday April of 2007, last picture that was taken of him.