Game Warden Leon Harvey Nelson

Game Warden Leon Harvey Nelson

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 27, 1979

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Leon Harvey Nelson

Game Warden Leon Nelson was killed in an automobile crash while on patrol with another game warden in Glenn County.

The vehicle experienced a malfunction which caused it to veer off the roadway and down an embankment.

Game Warden Nelson had served with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for nine years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Game Warden Nelson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 27, 2019

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