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Officer Robert Joseph Nielsen | Chandler Police Department, Arizona Chandler Police Department, Arizona

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Robert Joseph Nielsen

Chandler Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 445

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 6/12/2002

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Officer Robert Nielsen was killed in an automobile accident while responding to another accident call at 1:51 pm

As he proceeded through the intersection at Chandler Boulevard and Pennington Drive, the driver of another vehicle failed to yield the right of way and made a left turn into his path, hitting his 1999 Crown Victoria patrol car, causing it to strike a utility pole. Upon impact, the patrol car burst into flames and Officer Nielsen was trapped inside.

Passersby attempted to pull him from the vehicle but were unable to because of the fire.

Officer Nielsen had served with the Chandler Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife, parents, brother, and sister.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 18, 2012

 

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