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VIDEO: Man Shot By Sheriff Deputies Dies

KSAL Staff - January 7, 2015 1:39 am

One person died after being shot by two sheriff’s deputies late Tuesday night at a home in rural Saline County.

Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowsk released more details on the officer involved shooting that happened at a rural Saline County home.

Deputies went to a home at 2388 East K-4 Highway at around 8:45 Tuesday evening, to conduct a welfare check on a  child. The child’s mother, who is going through a custody battle with the father, was concerned about the child’s welfare. She was worried that the father was drinking. The father is identified as 35-year-old Brock Nichols

After deputies had been inside with Nichols for some time, he when to the bathroom and then into a dark bedroom. Concerned about the dark room, one of the deputies turned on a light.

Kochanowski says that Nichols turned toward both deputies, pointing a semi-automic handgun at them. Both deputies fired at Nichols, hitting him.

Nichols was transported to Salina Regional Health Center, where he died at 12:40 Wednesday morning.

Both deputies are on paid administrative leave, as per department policy.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is handling an on-going investigation into the incident.


A person was critically injured in a shooting involving a Saline County Sheriff Deputy late Tuesday night.

The shooting incident happened at around 10:30, at a home at 2388 East K-4 Highway in rural Saline County. One person was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

No specific details surrounding the shooting incident were immediately available. The Saline County Sheriff’s Office was not releasing any information at the scene.  A deputy was guarding the area as a crime scene.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation. The KBI told KSAL News that the special agent in charge for the region that includes Salina was enroute, along with several other agents, to assist in the investigation.



Juanita Ramirez

January 7, 2015 at 11:07 am

OMG!!! Al Sharpton in on his way with gasoline in hand to fuel the flames of protest!!! Look out Saline County!

Juanita Ramirez

January 7, 2015 at 11:30 am

Oh wait…nevermind. The guy wasn’t black. White lives don’t matter with good ole Al.

S.v. Berg

January 7, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition on alcohol.

Julian Webb

January 7, 2015 at 5:26 pm

First did you see how our sheriff looks? Fits right in with the panhandlers out at Walmart. These deputies should never had let him out of their sight. This is a wrong full shooting.

Juanita Ramirez

January 7, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Point a gun at a law enforcement officer….you are gonna get shot.
End of story. Great job Saline County Sheriffs Dept. and Sheriff Kochanowsk. You stopped a potential child abuse case or even a child killing. Keep up the good work!

Stacy Katen

January 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Juanita you sound like a real class act. A man, whom I have many friends and family members that are friends with, just lost his life. Based on ALL your ignorant comments you have no idea, which many don’t yet, on the details of what happened. Your comments are NOT appreciated and TOTALLY uncalled for. You should be ASHAMED of yourself!

Juanita Ramirez

January 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm

I think Clark Sanders needs to get a new partner on “Friendly Fire”. That dumb broad Nancy Hodges is way, way, way out in leftist liberal field!! How can someone be such a stupid ignorant idiot?? That’s what happens when you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth and have everything handed to you all your life.

Fred Hanson

January 8, 2015 at 12:31 am

Come on sheriff it does not take 2 hours to remove a child or arrest a person. The deputies were absolutely wrong and should be held accountable for their actions. By the way I also think your appearance is not professional and needs immediate attention.

Fred Hanson

January 8, 2015 at 12:37 am

Talk about a plant on here it is Juanita Ramirez who evidently is on meth or some other drug by her ramblings. The feds need to check her out to see if she is here legally because nobody rambles on like she does. This story is about the death of a nice guy by two sheriff’s deputies who spent over 2 hours in his home doing what? If they were their to remove his son then do so and if Brock was drunk an unruly then arrest him but it does not take 2 hours to do either. Once again something smells to high heavens in the sheriff’s department.

Julian Webb

January 8, 2015 at 7:54 am

Just wait til the sheriff turns this all around as he has done before. Save all these stories and see how he covers up this case. As with everyone else what were the deputies doing there for 2 hours? Were they having drinks with the deceased?

Juanita Ramirez

January 8, 2015 at 8:04 am

@ Fred, Stacey & Hillbilly Julian….stupid is as stupid does. Just like the Michael Brown incident, after the fact all these people come out and say how “nice a young man” he was. Ya that is why his exwife called the Sheriff on him right? WTFE!

Dale Krueger

January 8, 2015 at 12:48 pm

sounds to me his ex was making his life a living hell,arrest her she drove him to suicide

Fred Hanson

January 8, 2015 at 4:24 pm

After reading the Salina Journal today looks like the sheriff is going into his dumb mode again. He stated he did not know how many shots were fired and how many shots went into the victims body. That is one of the first things a sheriff should have information on. Still no reason why they were at this man’s house for 2 hours? we tax payers need to keep an eye on what is going to happen and especially the KBI who often than not helps law enforcement sweep things like this under the rug.

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