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Chief of Police Dion Rastus Nelson, Sr. | York Police Department, Alabama York Police Department, Alabama

Chief of Police

Dion Rastus Nelson, Sr.

York Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Saturday, September 24, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 301

Cause: Automobile accident

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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.

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Dion you will forever hold a special place in my heart...our mom Resi heart..and your oldest brother Tory...it has not been easy at all...I miss your pop up visits our talks on the phone...it just doesnt seem like 11years brother....keep watching over us all Angel....gone but never forgotten

Tonya terrell
September 24, 2016


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