Our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Nichols’ Family and the Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol. Trooper Jeffrey Nichols was killed in a single vehicle crash while on patrol in Lamar County, Texas, at approximately 11:00 pm. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree on FM 38, approximately one half mile north of County Road 35450, in Tigertown. Trooper Nichols had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for five years. He is survived by his parents.