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Police Officer Nelson I. Hess, V | Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

Police Officer

Nelson I. Hess, V

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, June 12, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 222

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Hess and Officer David Friederichsen were shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. Two minutes after arriving on the scene the suspect opened fire, striking them both. Officer Hess was killed at the scene and Officer Friederichsen succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital three days later.

Officer Hess had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife, son, parents, and two brothers.

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Police Officer David L. Friederichsen
Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Sunday, June 18, 1978
Cause: Gunfire

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39 years ago today you were taken from us. You loved your tour of duty and the people you protected. You have been missed everyday. Rex is with you now and has been for 35 years. You are in our thought daily. I know the two of you are having a grand time praising our lord in heaven.

Bennie Hess Davis
June 12, 2017


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