Chief of Police Dion Rastus Nelson, Sr.

Chief of Police Dion Rastus Nelson, Sr.

York Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 2005

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Dion Rastus Nelson, Sr.

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.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 301

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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