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Deputy Sheriff James C. Nelson | Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

James C. Nelson

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, October 29, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Nelson was shot and killed by an escaping prisoner in the county jail. He was on night watch when he heard a disturbance and went to investigate. Several prisoners told him that another prisoner escaped. He went back to his office to retrieve his weapon. The escapee was in the office and Deputy Nelson with his own gun.
Deputy Nelson had been with the agency for 15 years and was survived by his wife and four children.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 100th anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
October 29, 2017

 

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