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Sheriff John Elbert Nelson

George County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, December 21, 1948

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Reflections for Sheriff John Elbert Nelson

Thank you for preserving my great grandfather’s legacy. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Gabby Davis Posadas
Great granddaughter of Sheriff Nelson

May 30, 2024

Thank you for your dedicated service. Sheriff John Elbert Nelson will always be remembered. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

January 5, 2024

Sheriff Nelson,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of George County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 21, 2023

RIP Uncle Elbert. Hate I never got to meet you but I’m proud of your service and your legacy

Arthur Nelson
Great Nephew

October 31, 2023

Rest in Peace, my brother of the Badge! God Bless your family, friends and Department. It is gratifying to know your murderer was dispensed justice.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

December 22, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 18, 2014

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 21, 2012

Thank you for preserving the memory of my wife's grandfather, Sheriff J.E. Nelson of George County, Mississippi.

Phillip Palmertree
husband of deceased's granddaughter

December 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixty-third anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I am glad that there was swift justice for the monster who murdered you and his own family. May he rot in hell.

Rest In Peace

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

December 20, 2011

Thank You Sheriff. I can only dream of a day when our criminal justice system is as swift as it was in your day.

Patrolman Andrew McGahey
Clinton Police Dept. Mississippi

December 28, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 23, 2007

I am honored to leave a reflection for you as you are deservingly added to this site of law enforcement heros. You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service. You are a hero just by the profession you chose.

Manchester, NH

December 22, 2007

Sheriff Nelson,
It has taken 59 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of George County. It took another three years, but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved.



December 22, 2007

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