In honor

The colors are presented as the coffin of Trooper Jeffrey Nichols’ is brought from the church. 


Tickets are now on sale for the Trooper Jeffrey Don Nichols Annual Scholarship Fundraiser.

The drawing is planned to take place Dec. 14, and ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

Up for grabs are four firearms, including two Benelli Super Black Eagle 12-gauge shotguns, a Franchi Momentum Elite Rifle 6.5 Creedmoor with Sig Scope Combo and a Legendary Arms 6.5 Creedmoor with Sig Scope Combo. All proceeds go to the Jeffrey Don Nichols Scholarship Fund. Nichols was killed in a motor vehicle crash in 2016 while on duty in Lamar County.

Tickets are available from any Lamar County Department of Public Safety trooper.

Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6960 or

Managing Editor

Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News and the editor of Paris Life Magazine. He resides in Paris with his wife, Krystle, and their three children, Charlie, Annalise and Willow.

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