Police across Lorain County are mourning the loss of Lorain Detective Sgt. Tom Nimon, who died Sunday, Nov. 4 after a battle with aggressive brain cancer.
He was 53.
Members of the Amherst police summed up what their brothers countywide are feeling right now, posting this message on Facebook:
“Today the Amherst Police Department says goodbye to Detective Sergeant Tom Nimon, a good friend to the Amherst Police Department and a member of our community.
“Tom has always been there to help the men and women of the Amherst Police Department, while creating friendships along the way.
“Having known Tom for many years, I know that his work ethic, professionalism, and integrity has reached far beyond the city of Lorain. I consider Tom to be in that elite 10 percent of police officers and human beings that other people looked up to, aspired to be like, and just liked being around, which truly speaks to Tom’s character.
“Our hearts go out to Tom’s family and co-workers during this difficult time.
“A good police officer and good friend to so many is lost today, but certainly not forgotten.”
Nimon was diagnosed in July with late-stage brain cancer.
A spaghetti dinner to benefit his family will still be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Amherst Eagles, 1161 Milan Ave.
The event is hosted by the Lorain County Blue Foundation and Fraternal Order of Police Lorain Lodge 3.