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Chief of Police Carl G. Nelson | Carrington Police Department, North Dakota Carrington Police Department, North Dakota

Chief of Police

Carl G. Nelson

Carrington Police Department, North Dakota

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 13, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 2

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/10/1915

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Chief of Police Carl Nelson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier while he and two other officers attempted to apprehend four men at the Kilby Rooming House. The men were wanted for robbing a pool hall the previous evening.

The suspects opened fire as the officers approached, striking Chief Nelson. Despite being wounded, Chief Nelson was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

A special train was dispatched to take Chief Nelson to St. Paul, Minnesota, for treatment. He remained in the hospital in St. Paul until dying three days later.

Chief Nelson had served with the agnecy for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

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