Police Officer Alvin Nelson

Police Officer Alvin Nelson

Leadville Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, April 8, 1949

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Alvin Nelson

Police Officer Alvin Nelson was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to arrest a man for breaking into a car at the Delaware Hotel, at the corner of Harrison Street and 7th Street.

As the two officers entered his hotel room the man opened fire and fatally wounded Officer Nelson. Officer Nelson's partner returned fire and killed the suspect.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Officer Nelson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2019

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