Memorial Fund for Nikima Thompson
Communications Operator III Nikima Thompson, sadly lost her brave battle with COVID-19 on May 4. Nikima was a dedicated 16-year veteran of BSO and the first Communications Operator to die in the line of duty in Florida. Thompson, a Florida native, was born in Miami and graduated from Miami Norland Senior High School in 1996. She joined BSO in September 2003 as a Communications Operator I.
She was promoted to Communications Operator II in February 2005 and to Communications Operator III in July 2006. Thompson was assigned to the North Region Communications Center in Coconut Creek. Thompson was one of the 400 specially trained Public Safety Communications Operators who answer more than 1.25 million 911 calls a year.
While working at BSO, Thompson became certified by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch and the Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials. In March 2009, she received her diploma from the National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch of the United States of America to become a Certified Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher.
Thompson is survived by her sister, Gina Stewart, and her four children.