Nicholas Aniceto Rodman
1987 - 2017
BORN
January 6, 1987
DIED
March 29, 2017
Rodman, Nicholas Aniceto,

Nicholas Aniceto Rodman passed away in the line of the duty on March 29th, 2017. At the time of his death Nick was thirty years old. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 6th, 1987 - the first-born son of George and Linda Rodman. Nick graduated from Holy Cross High School with a 4.0 GPA in 2005. There he was an All-District, All-Region football player, as well as an all-star soccer player. He then attended Georgetown College, where he was vice president of his Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2009. During his time at Holy Cross and Georgetown College Nick made many friends that became family to him.

On New Year's Eve 2009, he began dating and soon fell in love with his future wife Ashley Stigall. Their love was never dull, and the glow in his eyes alone showed how much he loved and cared for Ashley. They were married in a large celebration on September 28th, 2013. Guests who attended said it was one of the greatest celebrations of love they have and will ever experience. Nick and Ashley later adopted two dogs together named Mojo and Lily, who they considered their children until the births of their beautiful children Mason and Ellie.

Nick was many things to his friends and family. He could be quiet and kind, or loud and goofy. But the thing that many will remember most about him was his devotion to family. Nick's dad George taught him from an early age that family always came first. They had an extremely special bond and George acted as a father, a coach, and guidance for Nick throughout his life. But he learned his patience and kindness from his mom. Linda and Nick shared a bond unlike any other. Not a day went by without Nick calling his mama to check in and tell her he loved her. When Andy was born, Nick not only gained a brother but also a best friend. They grew up side by side and shared all stages of their lives together. Nick acted as a protector and caregiver to his little sister, Carly. He never failed to interrogate and successfully scare any boy that came close to her. The two of them spent many fun-filled Saturdays at GattiLand playing games and eating pizza. Regardless of their busy schedules, the Rodmans spent every Sunday night having dinner together, and it was something Nick looked forward to every week.

He cherished the memories he had as a child, and committed himself to providing an even better life for his wife, son, and newborn baby girl. Nick worked long nights for the 1st Division, but never missed the chance the following day to take his wife, son and daughter to the zoo or sit down with his family to watch a movie. Nick spent many days chasing, playing, and showing his endless love to his son Mason, who was a mini Nick. Whether it was swinging outside on their backyard swing set, going to Louisville Cream to get ice cream, or just laying around watching Netflix, Mason was always surrounded by love from his amazing parents. When their daughter Ellie was born she instantly became a Daddy's Girl and was rarely seen away from Nick. Her favorite thing, other than eating, was laying on her dad's chest to cuddle with him. Mason and Ellie were blessed with the two best parents in the world.

The only thing that came close to his love for his family was his Louisville Cardinals. He loved the times grilling and tailgating with his family and friends for every UofL game, no matter what sport it was.

Growing up he saw how much joy being an LMPD police officer brought his father, George. He also saw how much being a police officer positively affected the life of his brother, Andy. He just knew that being a police officer was what he was meant to do. He entered the LMPD academy in February 2013 and after graduating in June of that same year, Nick was assigned to the 1st Division. Nick always described his platoon as "the best platoon in the department." He cared deeply about all the members of his platoon and considered them his family. He was excited every day to serve with his brothers and sisters to protect the city of Louisville as the "Tip of the Spear."

Nick was an outstanding man, father, husband, son, brother and friend. He left us too soon and will be greatly missed. We love you, Nick-Nick.

Officer Nick Rodman is survived by his loving and devoted wife Ashley Rodman, his two-year old son Mason Aniceto and newborn daughter Ellie Jean. His father, LMPD officer George Rodman, mother Linda, brother LMPD Officer Andy Rodman and his sister Carly. He was grandson of Joe "Papa Joe" Ellis, son-in-law of Christy and Jim Coe and Greg and Lori Stigall, brother-in-law to Tim Stigall and uncle to Jameson Stigall. Nick is also survived by numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and other loving family members. He was preceded in death by Dave "Papa" Rodman, Jessie "Maw-maw" Rodman, and Carole "Mimi" Ellis.

The visitation will be held Monday, April 3rd, 2017, from 12-7 p.m. followed by a FOP memorial service from 7-8 p.m. at Arch L. Heady, 4400 Bardstown Road. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Southeast Christian Church, 920 Blankenbaker Parkway. After the funeral service, Officer Nick Rodman will be laid to rest at Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue.








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Published by Courier-Journal from Apr. 1 to Apr. 3, 2017.
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Arch L. Heady at Resthaven
4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218
Apr
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Arch L. Heady at Resthaven
4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218
Apr
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Southeast Christian Church
920 Blankenbaker Parkway 40218
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701 Baxter Avenue 40218
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These last few months have been so emotional ..I didn't know officer rodman personally but my son met him a few times thru officer dweese. I don't understand why things like this happen to a good person like the rodman family..god needed him home I'm guessing to be able to watch over all of us...thanks nick for all you did to assist others in need
A fan of a hero
May 26, 2017
Dear Rodman Family,

I was so sorry to hear the news about Nick and wish I could have been at the funeral home to see you guys. You all are in my prayers. I know he was a tremendous young man and he is definitely in a better place. I know it is very difficult right now but God will be there to watch over your family. You guys were just such a big part of my childhood. I have a very heavy heart and hope to see you soon.

Freddie Flaspoehler
Freddie Flaspoehler
April 12, 2017
Dear Ashley
I know the days ahead are going to be long and hard. Hold them babies tight. Those are the two greatest gifts you have from Nick . As you look into little Mason eyes you see Nick. He is a little mini me of his father. Such a handsome little boy just like his father. Little baby Elle is gunna look like you I better. Nick will always be with you day in & day out as the notes come & go. He will be watching over you 24/7. Just know everyone in this community continues to pray for you and them sweet babies. God bless you young lady. Rip Nick and thank you so very much for everything you have done to keep this community safe. Much love to you and your family. There are alot of heavy heavy hearts down here. Just know you were loved by many.
Deborah
April 8, 2017
I did not know Officer Rodman or his family but I can tell he was a very special young man. Praying that God grant his family peace beyond all understanding. He was an angel here on earth. Louisville was blessed to have such a great person to protect and serve us all.
Debbie
April 8, 2017
My condolences to your family and friends.As a daughter of an officer,an aunt and mother in law ,my heart goes out to you.Sending you all our love and know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of people all around the world. May God Bless you and keep you close. Officer Rodman we salute you and thank you for your service.
Yvonne Campbell
April 7, 2017
I didt know Officer Rodman but this has really touched my heart . I pray for strength for Ashley and pray that his kids will know him through Ashley photos and memories may you rest in peace and thank you for your service
April 6, 2017
My condolences to the Rodman family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rickey Jones
April 5, 2017
Condolences to the family and our thoughts and prayer are with you all.
The OBryan Family
Sherry OBryan
April 5, 2017
Thank you for your service to our city. May you rest in peace.
A Standard
April 5, 2017
Rest easy officer Nick Rodman may the Angels welcome you with open arms
Sharron Hogan
April 5, 2017
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Rodman family. I had the pleasure of knowing Nick's dad George. He provided security at the old Naval Ordnance Station after 9/11. It was always a good day when I got to see George's smiling face first thing to the morning. Again I am so so sorry for your loss.
Gail Decker
April 4, 2017
Deepest condolences, no words can match you pain at this loss, my prayers to the family to find peace and comfort in the coming days, months, and ever more.
Grieving with you
April 4, 2017
To the Rodman family, I am deeply sorry for your loss and you all are in my thoughts and prayers as a community we would like to thank Officer Rodman for his dedicated service and sacrifice.
Miracle Warner
April 4, 2017
To the Rodman Family,I did not know this young man or your family but as a citizen of Louisville I truly appreciate his service and his sacrifice. I work in the hospital area, I remember walking home from work last Wednesday and saying a silent prayer as I passed by the hospital. I prayed for his recovery, but if not, I prayed for the strength of his family, his friends, and his LMPD family. This young man was just 3 years younger than me - way too young to leave this way. My heart and prayers go out to everyone who knew him. May God bless the Rodman family and the LMPD community.
Tiffney Gipson
April 4, 2017
To the Rodman family, I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with all of you. Nick, thank you for your service & the kindness you have shown this community. You will greatly be missed. Rest in peace.
Deborah Whitman
April 4, 2017
Thank you Nick for your service, dedication and the sacrifices you encountered every day to make the city a safer place. God bless the Rodman family, friends and fellow officers. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kathy Denzik
April 4, 2017
We are very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family and thank you Officer for your service.
Charles and Dawn Lindsay
April 4, 2017
Thank you for your service. Praying for your family. Gone too soon.
April 4, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Just a concern citizen Thank you Officer Rodman
April 4, 2017
Thank you Officer Rodman for your service. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and fellow officers who bravely protect and serve our community. God bless you sir and may the Lord grant you everlasting peace.
Rhonda Harlow
April 4, 2017
I know there's nothing that I can say to ease your pain,But as a native Portland Resident, we as.a community thank Nick for his service,We know it couldn't been easy for you to know that everyday Nick was heading to Portland to serve the residents, but just always know that the people from Portland respect and admire Him for goodness and compassion that he showed them all,Thankyou Nick
Dorothy Branch
April 4, 2017
My prayer's go out to the Rodman family. May you rest in peace. I didn't know you, but i still care a you. You, have impacted a lot of peoples lives. you will always be remebered for what you did for your community. And i thank you Sir, for your service. I SALUTE YOU OFFICER NICK RODMAN.
Shelia Snipp
April 4, 2017
Melissa Buchanan
April 4, 2017
God bless the Rodman family at this heartbreaking time.
Cinda Allen
April 4, 2017
To the Rodman Family,
Our families have been connected for many years, from Iroquois to our kids at King and FLP. We remember Nick as a ray of sunshine everywhere he went. Our hearts are breaking for you right now. No parent should have to go through what you are going through. Your family has done so much for so many over the years. It is comforting to see the outpouring of love and support from the community. I am sure that Nick is smiling down on you knowing that so many have their arms around you through this most difficult time and that he left you with memories that will continue to comfort you forever. Love and prayers from The Eaton Family.
Carla Eaton
April 4, 2017
Thoughts and prayers.
Gary & Lisa Robinson
April 4, 2017
Dear Ashley and Family,
I am sorry to hear about your great loss. As the days pass, missing "Nick" will be greater at times,
but with the many thoughts and prayers from all will help you get through the difficult days ahead.
May the God "who binds up the brokenhearted " comfort all who mourn and sustain your family.
Isaiah 61:1,2
-with heartfelt sympathy
J F
April 4, 2017
Prayers for all of your family and friends! Thank you for your service!
April 4, 2017
Reflecting with a heavy heart...
I must go all the way back to 1998, as a classmate of 6Up at Noe Middle School. It was my only year in attendance. But nearly 20 years later, I can't forget his smile, kind eyes, or the fun character that he was to have in class. Especially last period Science, when we shared a lab table; the antics and laughter escalated until the dismissal bell.
Nick's comic relief was a bright spot for me in a difficult year that tragedy struck my own family.
I never forgot him. I never will.
Erin Witten
April 4, 2017
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Pam Marsiliusen
April 3, 2017
My heart has been heavy hearing of the death of officer Rodman. Thank-you for your service. May God bless your family
Janelle Grossman
April 3, 2017
May God bless and keep this family. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for your service. My prayers are with your family.
April 3, 2017
Juliet Hernandez
April 3, 2017
My heart is so heavy at the tragedy that befell Ofc. Rodman. I will continue to remember this family in my thoughts and prayers, now and the future. I'll be watching the service tomorrow, with sadness, reverence, gratitude, and praise. Life well done, Nick!
Gail McCoy
April 3, 2017
To the family of this wonderful person my thoughts are with each of you my you find peace in knowing how wonderful your son,husband, brother and father was. I want to thank you all for his service to our home town job well done RIP SIR
neshea goodman
April 3, 2017
michele miller
April 3, 2017
On behalf of all team 12 members I offer our deepest condolences to officer Rodmans family and to all of the Metro police officers. May God bless you all. Vice Commander Sonny Jordan Team 12
Sonny
April 3, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to the family. RIP Nick God Speed.
Dorothy and Steve Meschede
April 3, 2017
RIP.

Tammy
Tammy Crenshaw
April 3, 2017
My heart go out to his Wife and kids and his mother and father and family thank you for all you have done here in Louisville R.I.P.Now you will be miss
Patricia Rice
April 3, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a very nice man. He is at peace now. God bless his family.
Linda Trautwein
April 3, 2017
Prayers sent! God took another GREAT MAN HOME. THANK FOR YOUR SERVICE ON EARTH!
Vicki Roberts
April 3, 2017
To the Rodman family. Pepe and I will cherish the memories of the Holy Cross days watching our boys all grow into the wonderful young men they are today. We will miss that smile and heart of his. No words to express the sadness that is felt. Prayers for you and all of us during this tragedy. Love from Pepe and Susan
April 3, 2017
My sincere condolences to this family. I had the pleasure of meeting this hero when my ADT alarm went off. I was nervous and he assured me everything would be alright. His smile was a light of sunshine that graced our community. May he rest in peace and I'm praying for your strength. He was loved!!!!
Taffey Bridges
April 3, 2017
i am so sorry for the lost and my prayers go to you and your family
monica sommersell
April 3, 2017
one behalf of the members an officers of glendale fd we offer our condelences to the family of officer rodman our thoughts ab prayers are with u
jonathan upton
April 2, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rodman family.
Mary, Scott and Tommy Foster
April 2, 2017
RIP Officer Rodman and thank you for your service. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the Rodman family. May God give them strength and peace.
Bryan and Jaylynn Reeves
April 2, 2017
My heart goes out to the whole family. I am so sorry
Beth Salmon
April 2, 2017
God bless the Rodman family, so very truly sorry for the loss of your wonderful son, Rest in peace Officer Rodman
April 2, 2017
I'm so sorry Ashley. If ever you need anything, you're dad knows to call me.
Thomas Schneller
April 2, 2017
God bless you and watch over your family!
Dee
April 2, 2017
You have built many beautiful memories here on this earth from the time you were a baby until God called you to His Eternal Home, perhaps He needed a Special Guardian Angel.
God bless you and Eternal Rest Grant Unto you Officer Rodman.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family.

Henry and Shirley McMahan
April 2, 2017
Rest in Peace Officer Rodman, thank you for your service to LMPD. Many prayers for your family and may your memories made with them last a lifetime and beyond. A candle is lit for you in my home.
Dona Beakes
April 2, 2017
So so very sorry for your loss. May God Bless you and comfort you. Praying for you.
Marissa Cathcart
April 2, 2017
Prayers to his family. RIP
April 2, 2017
Please accept my condolences upon your profound loss. I thank you for the supreme sacrifice Nick and his family have made for us.
Thanks to the entire Rodman family for your sacrifice and service.
Prayers
Bill Davis
April 2, 2017
My Condolences and Prayers
Viola (Brown) Sumerall
April 2, 2017
May you find comfort and peace in your memories. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers
The Maurmeier Family
April 2, 2017
Frances Foley
April 2, 2017
My prayers are with the family.
April
April 2, 2017
Officer Rodman you were a blessing to everyone who loved you. Thank you for your service and may God surround your family in Prayer
Kim Essenmacher
April 2, 2017
I never met officer Rodman but my prayers go out to his family and all his brothers and sisters in uniform. May God be with you all and help each and every one of you find peace and comfort in the days to come. Thank you for your service Officer Rodman and many blessings to all.
Susan E
April 2, 2017
Thoughts and prayers for you and the family, thanks for all you did for the city of Louisville, fly high, may his memories bring you comfort
Michael Glen Allrutz
April 1, 2017
My prayers go out to Nick's family and friends. My God be with them.
Art Kellow
April 1, 2017
To the Family of Nick Rodman: sincere sympathy of all of you! Prayers for God be with you as you forge ahead in the sad days to come! God Speed!
Mary Ann Arnold
April 1, 2017
As a Louisville resident we can not express the gratitude we feel toward Nick and the lmpd. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as the struggle to get through this very difficult time.
Sherri Brown
April 1, 2017
Our Family has your Family in our prayers, one true blue family to another words can not express our deepest sympathy for what you are enduring at this time. You have everyone holding you up in pray and thoughts. Nick was doing what he loved and helping others. He is in Gods arms now and we take comfort knowing he is with his creator. Much love to all, so sorry.
michelle & kevin carman
April 1, 2017
Nothing but LOVE to the Rodman family. Thank you Nick for all you did for The City of Louisville and God bless all.
Scott Russ and Fallon Wookey
April 1, 2017
You will be missed by the community you are our hero and we are so sorry you had to leave us so soon May you always RIP My prayers for your beautiful family and friends you will always be Hero
Jana Parshley
April 1, 2017
Linda and George there are no words to ease the pain of this huge loss but know God has a better plan for Nick. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Thank you for sharing your son with so many.
Melissa O'Bryan
April 1, 2017
jana Parshley
April 1, 2017
Nick you are gone way too soon, but will be loved and remembered for a very long time. Thank you for you service to Louisville! God Bless you Nick.
Nancy Saylor
April 1, 2017
My thoughts & prayers are with Officer Rodman's family and friends. Many are grieving the loss of this wonderful father, husband, son, brother and friend. Thank you.
Sue Levy
April 1, 2017
i am so sorry for you loss, i did not know Officer Rodman personally but i would like to thank all the Rodman family for sharing your most precious gift. He protected and served us all. Every note i have read mentioned how he loved his family be assured he will keep loving and protecting you,he may not be here physically with you but God will hold him until it is time for you to share his peace again. I pray for you all and his brothers and sisters in blue. Officer Nick Rodman Rest in Peace.
judy woodward
April 1, 2017
Thank you for your service God has taken another GOOD MAN home. Prayers sent for your family
April 1, 2017
Thank you sir for your service,,my condolences to the family and friends,,thoughts and prayers to you all
Loretta Clark
April 1, 2017
Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Ofc. Rodman. You will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers will be with those you left behind.
Wendy Stapp
April 1, 2017
OFFICER NICK RODMAN WAS A GREAT OFFICER THAT WOULD HELP EVERYONE
Rebecca Sullivan
April 1, 2017
Sorry for your loss may God be with you in this difficult time.
Veronica Johnson
April 1, 2017
Praying for you and your family. God bless you all.
Michelle DeWitt
April 1, 2017
So sorry Linda and George for your loss.
Janet Sullivan
April 1, 2017
Andy, Even though we never had the honor to know your brother, we are saddened by your loss. You were one of the employees, Chad always spoke highly of while you worked at South Park. We send our condolences on the passing of your brother. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. Thank you so much for the service your brother, father and you have privoided, and continue to provide, to our community.
Chad and Kathleen Stocker
April 1, 2017
We may not have known Nick and his family personally but we want to thank you for the service you gave to our community. Your loving family and friends can cherish the many memories and share them with your son and daughter. Taken to soon from this life here to your HEAVENLY HOME! God Bless this family and give them Peace and Courage that Nick had in protecting the Community He loved! Prayers for the family, The Myers in PRP
Myers Family PRP
April 1, 2017
To this family I am so very sorry to you the loss you bare of your loving son brother husband and father and friend and a pillar to our community and hero may memories hold strong for you to lean on in this time thank you and have peace
Jeannie McQueen
April 1, 2017
Sorry to hear of the passing of Officer Roman he's with the Lord now being a Police for the Lord, my family will be praying for your family not only now but will continue to pray for the family just remember Be not dismay God will take care of you
Jeffrey Garrett
April 1, 2017
God Bless officer Rodman. He was an amazing officer and always served his community with heart and passion. Such a huge loss in this city. May be rest in peace. Officer Rodman will forever. E in our hearts and prayers and will be our forever hero.
Rachel Ammon
April 1, 2017
Prayers For Family
Missy Devine
April 1, 2017
Prayers For Family
Missy Devine
April 1, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Steven Burgin
April 1, 2017
This is such a tragic situation but God called Nick home. Through my faith I know that God will wrap his loving arms around the family. There will be very hard days ahead for all of you but know that Nick is now in Paradise. I am praying for the entire Rodman family as well as the men and women with LMPD and our entire city. God Bless, RIH
Denise Bentley
April 1, 2017
May God wrap his comforting arms around the family in the devestating loss of their loved one.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless.
RIP Officer Rodman.
Greg & Brenda Howland
April 1, 2017
R.I.P may god bless your family. You were a great friend of my son and you will be loss.
michael brown
April 1, 2017
Rhonda Stephens Vice
April 1, 2017
We love you Nick. Miss you already! ❤
Lynda Lucas
April 1, 2017
Although I wasn't in the same class with Nick, I remember him at soccer practice, watching the football games, and him being a very nice person to everyone he came in contact with. I'm proud to be a part of the Holy Cross family and we will always remember Nick as the hero that he is. What a devastating loss for his family, friends, and our community. Rest in Peace Nick and thank you for your sacrifices. We are eternally grateful.
Monica Watkins-Warner, HCHS 2006
April 1, 2017
To the Rodman family and LMPD family, we are very sorry that everyone in Louisville has lost such an amazing hero and public servant. We pray that time and memories will help to heal your broken hearts. May God help you find peace during this most difficult time. Retired LMPD Dewey Vincent and Brenda Vincent.
April 1, 2017
May God bless and keep this family. Thank you for your service.
April 1, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Nick is a hero. He is a great young man from a great family. He was always watching over Christopher and Andy during their early years at Holy Cross. He was always very respectful to all and was always happy. You all are in our prayers and may Nick rest in the hands of the Lord.

Pod and Melissa O'Bryan and Family
Richmond, Ky
Don O'Bryan
April 1, 2017
prayers for the family
patti geraghty
April 1, 2017