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Detective Sergeant Gene Tilford Nash | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Detective Sergeant

Gene Tilford Nash

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, October 20, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # 5771

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 5 years to life

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Detective Sergeant Nash was shot and killed in a gun fight with two robbery suspects. He was hit five times as he and his partner entered an apartment where the suspects were hiding. The officers managed to return fire critically wounding one suspect and seriously wounding the other.

Both suspects were convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 5 years to life on August 18, 1959.

Detective Nash was survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 59th anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
October 20, 2017

 

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