Our Hero Remembered

Peter Nikitas
Peter Nikitas
Police Department
End of Service: August 27, 1978
Incident Detail:

Patrolman Peter Nikitas was struck and killed by a westbound Boston and Maine Railroad freight train while investigating the theft of police equipment.

The equipment had been stolen from another officer the previous night. Patrolman Nikitas was searching for the equipment along the train tracks in the downtown area when he was struck.

Patrolman Nikitas had served with the Fitchburg Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and two children.