Helicopter Pilot Gary Anthony Nelson

Helicopter Pilot Gary Anthony Nelson

Anaheim Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, August 15, 1975

Gary Anthony Nelson

Pilot Gary Nelson was killed in a helicopter accident while assisting detectives during a surveillance operation of a known narcotics dealer.

He was a detective in the Vice Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit. The observer in the aircraft was seriously injured in the accident when the helicopter struck the side Tahquitz Peak, three miles east of Idyllwild in Riverside County.

Pilot Nelson had served employed with the Anaheim Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 131

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

narcotics, surveillance

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 43rd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 15, 2018

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