Police Officer Donald O. Nielson

Police Officer Donald O. Nielson

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, March 25, 1951

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Donald O. Nielson

Police Officer Donald Nielson was killed in a motorcycle crash at 149th Street and MacArthur Boulevard.

He swerved to avoid striking a turning car and was thrown to the ground.

Officer Nielson had served with the Oakland Police Department for four years. He was survived by his expectant wife and two children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 757

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 22, 1951

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Semper Fi Motorman. You are never forgotten. God bless you and your family. Just a very sad day for all of us.

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California Highway Patrol & US Marine

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