WILCOX COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) – A funeral was held at Wilcox Central High School in Camden on Sunday in honor of Madison “Skip” Nicholson.
Retired Wilcox County Deputy is shoot dead people while responding to a call about domestic violence in the Yellow Bluff community on December 1. He is 78 years old.
People from all over America were at Camden to pay tribute to Nicholson, including Chris Heisler, president of the American Flag of Honor. Nicholson was honored by the American flag that has flown over many historic sites.
“His entire life was in service. So, making that final sacrifice, A very, very special American flag arrived just a few minutes ago. It flies at ground zero. That same flag was carried by more than 1,000 funerals across the country, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, even during the last shuttle that traveled millions of millions of miles. Because of his selfless service, and what kind of brave man this man was, the flag of honor is here to honor him today,” Heisler said.
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The Associated Press reported that Nicholson had work as a constant that night when he arrived at the scene with Deputy Sheriff Trent Gulley. Gulley was also shot but survived.
Authorities say the suspect, Billy Bizzell, was shot dead at the scene.