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Trooper Dan Austin Nelson | Oregon State Police, Oregon Oregon State Police, Oregon

Trooper

Dan Austin Nelson

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch: Friday, July 28, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years, 4 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Trooper Dan Nelson was struck by a vehicle and killed while issuing a warning to a motorist on I-5 in Salem. An elderly driver, impaired by sleepiness, drifted across the fog line and struck him.

Trooper Nelson had served as an officer for three years, four months and is survived by his wife and two children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 21, 2013

 

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