Family of Slain Wilcox County Constable Could Get Compensation

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Madison “Skip” Nicholson – Alabama News Network

The family of a retired Wilcox County deputy who was working as a constable could be the first to receive compensation under a change in state law made earlier this year.

The Alabama Constable’s Association says survivors of Constable Madison “Skip” Nicholson could be compensated under a law passed earlier this year that included constables as peace officers eligible for death benefits.

The 78-year-old Nicholson of Camden was fatally wounded and a deputy was shot in a confrontation that left a suspect dead in tiny Yellow Bluff. Investigators say Nicholson died in the line of duty.

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