Police Officer Robert K. Nelson

Police Officer Robert K. Nelson

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, September 19, 1958

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Robert K. Nelson

Police Officer Robert Nelson succumbed to injuries received in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Broadway and Chase Street.

Officer Nelson was traveling northbound on Broadway when he was struck by a vehicle that did not yield while turning. He never regained consciousness and died five days later at St. Joseph's Hospital.

A month earlier, Officer Nelson was shot at while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect.

Officer Nelson was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 671

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 16, 1958

motorcycle crash, routine driving

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Remembering you dad on the 65th anniversary of your end of watch. Mom is now celebrating this anniversary with you in heaven.
Love from your daughter,

Dr Robbin K Nelson

September 19, 2023

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