SGT Nicholas Turcotte was killed on Dec. 4, 2006, while on convoy in Iraq. He was serving a tour of duty with the Red Bull Division. During his time with the Red Bulls Nick became known as a soldier’s soldier, advancing quickly and becoming an example of what it takes to be a great soldier to all those around him.
He was finishing his first degree in law enforcement in October, 2005, when it was interrupted by the call up of his Red Bulls unit for advanced training and deployment to Iraq. He planned on completing that degree upon his return to Maple Grove and pursuing a position in law enforcement while he continued advanced studies in law enforcement.
During his studies, Nick was very interested in his ethics class and made such an impression on his ethics instructor that even over a year after his death, that teacher thought of Nick each time he taught the class. Ethics, and integrity, would have been a good description of the way Nick approached his army experience as well.