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

Dion Rastus Nelson, Sr.

Chief Dion Nelson was killed in an automobile accident 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 7 years. He was survived by his fiancee, two sons, two daughters, mother.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 301

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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