Chief of Police Dion Rastus Nelson, Sr.

Chief of Police Dion Rastus Nelson, Sr.

York Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 2005

Add to My Heroes

Dion Rastus Nelson, Sr.

Chief of Police Dion Nelson was killed in an automobile crash on Highway 17 while responding to another accident call in a period of heavy rain during the aftermath of Hurricane Rita.

During the response, his vehicle hydroplaned and struck the rails of a bridge. He was transported to a hospital in Meridian, Mississippi, where he succumbed to injuries.

Chief Nelson was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and had served in law enforcement for seven years. He was survived by his fiancee, two sons, two daughters, mother.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 301
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

Most Recent Reflection

View all 224 Reflections

My handsome and loving brother at work thinking of you , going to stop and visit mom today she misses you so much , Tory pain since you left hasn’t gotten any better and yet I struggle myself ...D I’m proud of the memories you’ve given us all your children are beautiful and handsome and smart!! D I know your watching over us and 15 years and missing you like crazy

VaTonya Terrell
Sister

September 26, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.