Officer Paul A. Nields

Officer Paul A. Nields

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Thursday, June 6, 1974

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Paul A. Nields

Officer Nields was shot and killed after responding to an officer needs assistance call on North 25th Street at 0045 hours. The suspect had barricaded himself inside of a home and officers had fired tear gas into the residence. As Officer Nields and other officers rushed the front door, the suspect opened fire with a 12 gauge shotgun, fatally wounding Officer Nields. Other officers returned fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Nields is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Miss seeing your warm smiling face, Paul..RIP

Dennis Taylor
Omaha PD retired

October 27, 2016

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