Passing of Sergeant Philip Dale Nix / Arrests Made
GREENSBORO, NC (December 31, 2023) – Yesterday, the Greensboro Police Department lost one of its own. Sergeant Philip Dale Nix who served the city faithfully for 23 years was a loving husband, father, son, and brother. Sergeant Nix worked with GPD under many assignments including Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Detective, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, and his most current assignment was as Supervisor of the Family Victims Unit. He was also a Team Leader for the Peer Support Team for over 12 years and was the current Assistant Team Leader of the GPD Honor Guard.
We ask that all parties respect the family’s privacy in this difficult time.
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with Sergeant Nix’s death. Jamere Justice Foster, 18, Z’quriah Le’Pearce Blackwell, 18, and John Walter Morrison, 28.
Foster is charged with First Degree Murder, Larceny, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny and is held with no bond.
Blackwell is charged with Accessory after the fact to First Degree Murder and is held with a $500,000 bond.
Morrison is charged with Accessory after the fact to First Degree Murder, Larceny, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny and is held without bond.
Additional charges may be forthcoming as the investigation continues.
The Greensboro Police Department wants to thank the Winston-Salem Police Department for assisting in making these arrests.