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OBITUARY: Roger Kenji Nakashima

 Roger Kenji Nakashima

March 2, 1950 ~ April 7, 2022

Roger Kenji was born to Harry and Jessie (Iwatsuki) Nakashima on March 2, 1950. Growing up in Nyssa, Roger attended his first branding at age 6, which began his lifelong love of all things cowboy. Throughout his childhood and teenage years, Roger’s work ethic was forged in the fields of the Nyssa, Vale, and Ontario area. 

After graduating from Nyssa High School in 1968, Roger started a military career during the summer of 1969 that would span more than 23 years of Active Duty and Reserve service in the Marines and the Army.

While serving in the Army Reserve, Roger was proud to become a law enforcement officer; first with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office and then with the Nampa Police Department . . .