Sergeant Christopher James Nelson

Sergeant Christopher James Nelson

Edmond Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Add to My Heroes

Christopher James Nelson

Sergeant CJ Nelson was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a utility truck on Broadway Extension at Comfort Drive at about 3:00 pm.

The utility truck was driving northbound at a high rate of speed when it struck Sergeant Nelson's motorcycle and several vehicles that were stopped at the light. Sergeant Nelson was transported to the OU Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the truck was charged with manslaughter and second-degree murder. Preliminary blood tests showed the presence of amphetamine and methamphetamine in the driver's system.

Sergeant Nelson was one day shy of his 13-year anniversary with the Edmond Police Department and previously served with the Honolulu Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, mother, stepfather, father, and brother.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge M519

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

Impaired driver, routine driving

Most Recent Reflection

View all 101 Reflections

thank you duty service


July 28, 2023

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.