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Chief Deputy Constable David Elwood Nelson | Travis County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas Travis County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

Chief Deputy Constable

David Elwood Nelson

Travis County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, May 20, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 5/3/1985

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Around 6:00 a.m. on May 3, 1985, Chief Deputy Constable David E. Nelson was traveling in 5500 block of U.S. Highway 290 in the Oak Hill community heading to Lake Travis to serve some civil papers. A large flatbed tractor trailer backed out of a parking lot. Nelson did not react fast enough and collided with the truck. He was taken to Brackenridge Hospital where he died from his injuries at 2:25 a.m. on May 20, 1985. He was 7 days short of his 60th birthday.

Nelson was survived by his wife, Beatrice Carlson Nelson, two sisters and two brothers. He was buried in the Capital Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Austin.

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Rest in Peace Chief Deputy David Elwood Nelson. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Travis County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Loved ones and the men and women that now serve Travis County, Texas.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
May 20, 2016

 

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