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Helicopter Pilot Gary Anthony Nelson | Anaheim Police Department, California Anaheim Police Department, California

Helicopter Pilot

Gary Anthony Nelson

Anaheim Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, August 15, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 131

Cause: Aircraft accident

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

The officer was a detective in the Vice Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit. The observer in the aircraft was seriously injured in the accident.

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

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