Patrolman Wallace Earl Nesbitt

Patrolman Wallace Earl Nesbitt

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, January 8, 1970

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Wallace Earl Nesbitt

Patrolman Wallace Nesbitt was shot and killed while arresting a man for writing a bad check. While handcuffing the suspect the man suddenly spun around, grabbed Patrolman Nesbitt's service weapon, and shot him.

Patrolman Nesbitt was a Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Newport News Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his expectant wife, who later gave birth to a son. Patrolman Nesbitt's son went on to serve as a police officer in the Newport News Police Department.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years, 1 month
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Officer Nesbitt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 18, 2019

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