Shelley Nicodemus Dies

Daughter of legendary jockey died October 28.

October 29, 2012

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Shelley Nicodemus, the daughter of American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame jockey Jerry “Nic” Nicodemus, was killed Sunday morning, October 28, in a motorcycle accident.

Ms. Nicodemus, according to reports, was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle that apparently hit a curb along an Interstate 10 feeder road in Katy, Texas, west of Houston. The accident occurred about 12:10 a.m. Ms. Nicodemus was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcycle driver, Moses Perez, was taken to Memorial-Hermann Hospital, where he underwent surgery and was in stable condition on Sunday.

Ms. Nicodemus, 45, was an investigator for the Fort Bend County Sheriff, where she was assigned to the special crimes unit and had been with the sheriff’s office for about 20 years.

Ms. Nicodemus is survived by her father and her daughter, Katy, 17.

“I love my daughter more than life itself,” said Jerry Nicodemus, the legendary rider who won three runnings of the All American Futurity and was the only jockey to ever ride Dash For Cash. “This is a tragic deal. It’s hard to deal with. We’ll just have to get through it. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”