Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 301
Cause: Automobile accident
Chief Dion Nelson was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 17 while responding to another accident call in a period of heavy rain during the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. During the response, his vehicle hydroplaned and struck the rails of a bridge. He was transported to a hospital in Meridian, Mississippi, where he succumbed to injuries.
Chief Nelson was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and had served in law enforcement for 7 years. He was survived by his fiancee, two sons, two daughters, mother.