Nickolas Wilt

COMMENTARY

So many prayers. So little action.

BY: - September 11, 2023

I woke at 5 a.m. last Thursday thinking about the victims of the Old National Bank shooting in Louisville and googled their names so I could say a specific prayer: Thomas Elliott, James Tutt Jr., Juliana Farmer, Joshua Barrick and Deana Eckert; plus the six who were injured, James Evans, Julie Anderson, Dana Mitchell, Darrin […]

With ‘incredible will to survive,’ Officer Nickolas Wilt heads home

BY: - July 28, 2023

Louisville Metro Police Officer Nickolas Wilt headed home Friday for the first time in months.  Waiting for him: his own bed and a much-anticipated steak dinner.  He rolled out of Frazier Rehabilitation Institute in a wheelchair around noon, past smiling scrubs-clad staff, police officers, politicians and members of the press.  Before exiting the building, he […]

Officer Wilt, wounded by mass shooter in Louisville, making ‘remarkable progress,’ family says

BY: - May 26, 2023

A Louisville police officer who was injured while trying to stop a mass shooter in early April is making “remarkable progress,” his family said Thursday.  Officer Nickolas Wilt took a gunshot to the head on April 10 while responding to a shooting at Old National Bank in downtown Louisville.  He was one of nine people […]

Officer Nickolas Wilt, hospitalized since mass shooting, making progress

BY: - May 9, 2023

A Louisville police officer who was wounded trying to stop a mass shooter in early April is no longer on a ventilator, the Metro Police Foundation said Monday.  Officer Nickolas Wilt took a gunshot to the head on April 10 while responding to a shooting at Old National Bank in downtown Louisville. He’s been hospitalized […]

Blood donations pour in following Louisville mass shooting

BY: - April 17, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Hundreds of people who had never before donated blood stepped forward to help following a mass shooting in Louisville a week ago.  The shooting left five dead, plus the shooter, whom police killed. Nine others were injured, including police officer Nickolas Wilt, who was working his fourth shift as a Louisville police officer […]