Sheriff William A. Nelson

Sheriff William A. Nelson

Clallam County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, March 30, 1924

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William A. Nelson

Sheriff Nelson died of blood poisoning which he contracted after cutting himself on a piece of metal. He was chasing a robbery suspect when the incident occurred.

Sheriff Nelson had been first elected Sheriff at the age of 24.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 30, 2010

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