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Officer Joseph Nelson | Jacksonville Police Department, Florida Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

Officer

Joseph Nelson

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, June 26, 1880

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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Officer Joseph Nelson was shot and killed as he and other officers attempted to quell a riot at a local sawmill. One other officer was also wounded.

The man who murdered Officer Nelson was arrested, convicted, and subsequently executed by hanging.

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Officer Nelson,
On today, the 136th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jacksonville.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
June 26, 2016

 

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