Trooper Dan Austin Nelson

Trooper Dan Austin Nelson

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, July 28, 1972

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Dan Austin Nelson

Trooper Dan Nelson was struck by a vehicle and killed while issuing a warning to a motorist on I-5 in Salem. An elderly driver, impaired by sleepiness, drifted across the fog line and struck him.

Trooper Nelson had served as an officer for three years, four months and is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Trooper Nelson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Oregon. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 28, 2022

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