Dept. of Wildlife officer dies in ATV accident

Officer served with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks for 11 years

Duty Death: Luke D. Nihart - [Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Kansas]


By PoliceOne Staff

Officer Luke Nihart was killed in an ATV accident while working the Country Stampede music festival at Tuttle Creek State Park.

He was entering the parking area of a Department of Wildlife and Parks office when his ATV flipped over at approximately 3:20 am. He was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center where he succumbed to his injuries two hours later.

Officer Nihart had served with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks for 11 years. His is survived by his wife and two young children.

Read more on ODMP.org.

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