12/22/11 206 W, 1 I - + 3 - 5 Update #1 - Raleigh Fire Captain Killed in Car Accident

Update on December 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Gracie Nipper remains at Duke Medical Center. She underwent a four-hour surgery last night to repair multiple fractures to her legs, wrist, and ribs. She is scheduled for additional surgery tomorrow. The doctors have given her a good prognosis, with a long recovery time. No arrangements have been made for Capt. Nipper's funeral service. The family and the fire department thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  

A press conference by Fire Chief John McGrath is planned at Fire Administration at 2:00 p.m. today. The location is 310 W. Martin Street.


Jonathan Scott Nipper, 43, a Captain with the Raleigh Fire Department, was killed on Wednesday, December 21, in a traffic accident in Oxford in Granville County. His daughter Gracie Nipper, 10, was riding with him, and was airlifted to Duke Medical Center. She was last reported as stable with multiple fractures, and underwent surgery this evening. Capt. Nipper joined the fire department in January 1996. He was assigned to Station 1 on South Dawson Street. He was off-duty at the time of the accident. News coverage includes WRAL, WTVD, and News & Observer.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Nipper family during this difficult time so close to the holidays
Charlie H - 12/21/11 - 23:33

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the Raleigh Fire Department
charlie - 12/22/11 - 04:34

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