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Police Officer William  Midvale Police Department, Utah

Police Officer

William "Billie" Nelson

Midvale Police Department, Utah

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 25, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Nelson was shot and killed as he and the regular night watchman attempted to arrest a man who had been firing shots in a neighborhood. As the officers attempted the arrest the man opened fire, instantly killing Officer Nelson.

Officer Nelson had been appointed a special night watchman to assist the normal night watchman during the Christmas holiday.

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