Local Hero Remembered: Colleagues and Loved Ones Honor Slain Greensboro Police Sergeant

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Friends, family, and colleagues gathered at Westover Church in Greensboro to honor the memory of Police Sergeant Philip Dale Nix, who was fatally shot while trying to intervene in a robbery at a gas station last month. He had dedicated over 20 years to the Greensboro Police Department and held the title of the longest-serving sergeant in the department’s Victims Unit.

During the memorial service, Greensboro police officer Joshua Payne spoke fondly of Nix, emphasizing his dedication to holding offenders accountable and helping victims find healing. Payne highlighted Nix’s willingness to volunteer to speak on behalf of victims at court appearances, advocating for the impact that crimes such as strangulation, domestic assault, and child abuse had on the victims to ensure offenders received appropriate consideration regarding pretrial release.

Nix’s commitment to his work extended beyond his duty as an officer. He leaves behind a legacy of compassion and dedication to serving his community, surviving his wife Kelly Nix and his son William, who are now left to carry on his memory.

The loss of Sergeant Nix has deeply impacted the community and reaffirmed the risks that law enforcement officers face in the line of duty. His colleagues and loved ones are left to mourn the loss of a dedicated public servant, while the community remembers him for his selflessness and unwavering commitment to justice. Nix’s legacy lives on through the countless lives he touched during his service to the Greensboro community.