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Patrolman Wallace Earl Nesbitt | Newport News Police Department, Virginia Newport News Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman

Wallace Earl Nesbitt

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, January 8, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 2 years, 1 month

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Wallace Nesbitt was shot and killed while arresting a man for writing a bad check. While handcuffing the suspect the man suddenly spun around, grabbed Patrolman Nesbitt's service weapon, and shot him.

Patrolman Nesbitt was a Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Newport News Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his expectant wife, who later gave birth to a son. Patrolman Nesbitt's son went on to serve as a police officer in the Newport News Police Department.

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Thank you for serving in our military and police department. God bless you and your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian
February 21, 2016

 

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