Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Timothy Andrew Nielson

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, September 13, 2004

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Reflections for Patrolman Timothy Andrew Nielson

Our family sends our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fellow officers of Patrolman Nielson.

The family of Dave Grant EOW 5/31/04
Tuolumne Co. Sheriff's Dept.

September 14, 2004

To the family,friends and co-workers of Patrolman Tim Nielson. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We mourn with you.

Police Officer
Hunterdon County, New Jersey

September 14, 2004

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD NJ

September 14, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Tim, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

September 14, 2004

Deepest regrets and sorrows for the family of Tim, and his entire department as well. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten.

Officer Steven Lindsay
Austin Police Department, TX

September 14, 2004

On behalf of the men and women who serve and work for the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Tim Nielson's family, friends, and co-workers with the Joplin Police Department.

Rest in peace brother in blue. The watch is now ours.

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

September 14, 2004

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Patrolman Nielson. His duty here is done. May God bless his wife and children. Please know that others are thinking of you.

Jennifer Groover
Daughter of Probation Officer Tal Groover E.O.W. 7-9-2004

September 14, 2004

All give some, you gave all.

Ofc. Patrick K. Davis #1495
Omaha Police Department

September 14, 2004

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
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Jim Moore
New Orleans PD, Retired

September 14, 2004

May god be with you and your family during this tragic time. God bless you and thank you for your service. R.I.P. sir..

Leo Wife
St Petersburg, Fl

September 14, 2004

My heart and prayers are with this young officer's wife, children, parents, family, friends and coworkers. May God be with you all in this terrible time of loss. May you rest in peace now Patrolman Nielson. To Patrolman Nielson's children know always that your dad is a true hero always.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

September 14, 2004

It takes a special kind of person to be a police officer. A person that rushes in to help when others would flee is a special person. Patrolman Tim Nielson was that kind of special person.
Thank you sir for your dedication to duty. You will never be forgotten.

Lt Thomas Drury
Clare City P.D. Michigan

September 14, 2004

To the family, friends and co-workers of Patrolman Nielson my prayers are with you. I wish there was something I could say that would help you at the difficult time, but there is'nt anything that anyone can say or do to help you at this time. Just know that there are a lot of people that are praying for you. Remember all of the good times and memories, and know that Tim and many other officers are looking down on all of us and watching over everyone from heaven.
The one thing that help me through the nightmare was I knew Clint loved being a police officer and would not have traded places with anyone, unless it was another officer.
Patrolman Nielson your family will miss you everyday, but we will never forget you. Look Clint up for me, tell him we miss him everyday... Thank you for your sacrifice, you gave your all...

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

September 14, 2004

our hearts and prayers go out to the family and fellow co-workers. may god help to ease your hearts and minds and get you thru all of this.
god bless you all,
t.c. crissy oravits
master trooper chris oravits ncshp
eow monica carey 09-14-2001

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clayton police dept clayton nc

September 14, 2004



September 14, 2004

ALL of our Officers, both Civilian and Military, grieve over the loss of Patrolman Tim Nielson. Condolences and prayers for his loved ones, Police family, and Friends. Patrolman did, "Protect and Serve". All of us thank you for your commitment. What a MENTOR. We, (all Police Officers), know why you responded with dedication.


September 14, 2004

I commend Officer Nielson and all other Officers who attempt to save people and end up making the ultimate sacrifice.
It seems so unfair.
Tracey, I am SO sorry for your loss and I will pray for God to give you strength in these times and always.

wife of an officer

September 14, 2004

You will be remembered Officer Nielson. My condolence to your family and friends.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

September 14, 2004

My heart goes out to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Nielson. What a horrific and tragic story. Once again, another officer demonstrates his courage and selflessness and tragicly loses his life.
I am sad for his wife and children and hope that someday they will find the strength to get past the pain and cherish the memories they hold in their hearts. He is forever a hero and will never be forgotten.
Officer Nielson, please watch over your brothers and sisters in blue.
May you rest in peace.

Wife of an officer

September 14, 2004

I am truly sorry to learn of Officer Nielson's death. He fought a valiant battle. My heartfelt prayers go out to his family and friends. I also pray for physical and emotional healing of the other officer who was injured. You will not be forgotten Officer Nielson. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County, Illinois Sheriff's Department

September 14, 2004

Tim, thank you for your service. You will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you, your family, and the Joplin Police Dept.


Nick Booe / Patrolman
Carl Junction, Missouri Police Dept.

September 14, 2004

To the relatives, friends and partners of officer Tim Neilson. My deepest condolences on your loss. When we lose a brother officer, a bit of us dies as well. Be strong and support each other through this most difficult time. Tim, my brother, God speed to you ! Rest in peace.

Rafael Estrada, Sergeant
Los Angeles Conty Sheriff's Dpartment

September 14, 2004

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


September 14, 2004

Our deepest condolences to the Family, friends and co-workers of Patrolman Nielson

Newark NJ PD Auto Theft Task Force

September 14, 2004

To your family and friends: May you find peace and strength in these reflections and know that you’re extended LE Family grieves and prays with you. Patrolman Nielson, may your spirit have a joyous homecoming, you've earned your place. Go rest high on the mountain my brother!

D/Sgt. Vencent Woods
State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

September 14, 2004

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