Officer Leonard Nelson

Officer Leonard Nelson

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, May 18, 1938

Leonard Nelson

Officer Nelson and his partner were conducting a field sobriety test on a suspected drunk driver when a second driver entered the area. Both Officer Nelson and the original drunk driver were killed.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 18, 2015

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