Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Dion Rastus Nelson, Sr.

York Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 2005

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Reflections for Chief of Police Dion Rastus Nelson, Sr.

As the years has passed my brother you have still inspired me in so many ways to live my life to the fullest with you in my thoughts. You would be so proud of your children as am I. The girls are so beautiful and they both are wonderful strong young ladies. The boys are spitting images of you in there own way, very athletic and outstanding individuals. So keep us in your arms and help us on this journey in life. I know you are our guarding angel. I love you brother until we meet again.

Geoffery Maurice Ward
Best friend

June 28, 2022

We shall never forget.......OUTSTANDING!!


June 25, 2021

Rest in peace Chief of Police Nelson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 31, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 24, 2020

My handsome and loving brother at work thinking of you , going to stop and visit mom today she misses you so much , Tory pain since you left hasn’t gotten any better and yet I struggle myself ...D I’m proud of the memories you’ve given us all your children are beautiful and handsome and smart!! D I know your watching over us and 15 years and missing you like crazy

VaTonya Terrell

September 26, 2019

Hello D you heavy on my mind today !! Wanted to tell you I got the security guard job and I know you looking down on me I feel it !! I miss you so much brother we were gone be something else as we got older Dion I just miss you today as I stated your little sister wanted to talk!!❤️

Vatonya Terrrell
His Sister

April 29, 2019

I love you Unk and really wish you were here

Dontorrion Stuckey

May 28, 2018

I thought of you today.

La'Wonda Gibbs

April 4, 2017

Dion you will forever hold a special place in my heart...our mom Resi heart..and your oldest brother has not been easy at all...I miss your pop up visits our talks on the just doesnt seem like 11years brother....keep watching over us all Angel....gone but never forgotten

Tonya terrell

September 24, 2016

Hey I felt a lil down a lil angry and I just didnt understand how it cane across me so sudden...then I thought its the month of September and it never fails..every year about this time I get emotional ...I don't feel like like doing much of anything....I think about you all the time dont question the man above ..cause he needed you more...Dion the pain hasnt lift up at all I just deal with it my blood brother...keep watching over us ...and I will always love always your baby sis Tonya T

Tonya terrell

September 15, 2016

I' not sure if you remember me but, I attended a Army NCO class with you in 2001 at Camp Shelby, Ms. Although it was only a 2 week course, you really made a lasting impact with me. You had a way of sensing when the class was feeling a little stressed and you would do or say something funny that would make everyone laugh and smile. It was that and other attributes that made you special and unforgettable. We didnt keep in touch but I have never forgotten you. I was quite shocked to learn that you are no longer here physically. I Have read all of the many posts left by families and friends and it's obvious you touched many lives. Continue to watch over your family. You haver forever touched and enriched our lives.

1SG Terence Gilyard
824th Transportation Co. (Heavy Boat) Tampa, Fla.

September 7, 2015

Still missing u and love you son Charles Howard

not in service
step father

August 16, 2015

Thought of you today!! Love and miss my friend dearly!! You were such a great person!!

LaWonda Gibbs

April 21, 2014

Still missing you buddy!

Geoffrey Ward
Best Friend

January 24, 2014

Well this is dad we your mom and I still have to deal with the loss of u . you were outstanding in our presence and away .I love and always will and I ask almighty to protect and keep u. love dad.

charles howardsr
step dad

September 28, 2013

Year 7..still so hard. Thank you for the ulitmate sacrifice....


September 24, 2012

Thinking of you and your family today, this seventh anniversary of your death. Rest In Peace.

A broken heart doesn't keep time.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 24, 2012

You are always going to be missed. Not for what you could have been; but for what YOU have become. Be coming a Spirit of strenth. Your valor gave proof to that. True Troopers are always - a reminder- of your spirit. And that'z - what you are a TRUE TROOPER. You were ALMIGHTY'S, mind and the world .
Wanting you never - stop'z.

Mrs. Rosie M. Terrell-Howard (RESI)

September 25, 2011

My boy I can still hear you telling me to reel it in as I hooked a 8lb bass. Those days I will cherish forever, brother I don't think I will ever get over losing you. Life has been truly a struggle for me since you been gone but I keep holding on to the last thing you spoke to me about and that life is what you make it, either you are an asset or a liability. And you said to me "Ward you have to much to give to an liability and to much to live for not to be an asset. Needless to say whenever I feel despair I can reflect back on those words of encouragement from you and make a change in someone's life weather it be mines or my kids! These 7 years have been lonely without you my friend but you would be very proud of your children they are just like you in so many ways. I love you never a day that goes by I don't miss you!

Geoffery Ward

September 25, 2011

I still can't believe you are not in York riding and smiling. I look back on the time we stood in front of the store in York and talked for an hour. I was on my way to North Carolina. You gave me some advice that I still live by. Thank you Officer Dion Nelson. You are gone but not forgotten. Fair Winds and following Seas my brother until we meet again.


July 3, 2011

To my brother in Law Enforcement, US Military and everyday life. I have read all the wonderful comments from your love one and friends. To add to those i just want to let you know that we all miss you, the jokes, laughter. you will always be in our memories.

TFO Stanley Wash

February 19, 2011

Yeasr five. No less painfull; just a little easier to cope. You are still greatly missed by many.....



September 24, 2010

Year five. Not less painful but a little easier. You are still greatly missed by many......



September 24, 2010

funny how i never knew this page existed if so it would be filled up with how much u cross my mind...u were the greatest big brother and i miss u like u always

Kaisha Adams
lis sis in law

September 13, 2010

Today is our day. It is still hard to wrap my mind around the thought that you - are not coming home.Today, we celebrate your life, your love, your accomplishments and most of all your sacrifices.So! here's three cheers for the man you became. THANK you for my beautiful grandchildren.HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BELOVED SON.

Mrs.Rosie M.Terrell-Howard

June 29, 2010

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