Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David Joseph Nelson

Bakersfield Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, June 26, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer David Joseph Nelson

I am so very sorry for your loss

Jacquie Rebel survivor

June 27, 2015

Dave.... Had a blast with you in AICC in February Rest in peace.

Det Geoff DeCesari

June 27, 2015

Phi Alpha David, Brothers in Law Enforcement and Fraternity. The Brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon pray for your peace and that of your family. The joy you brought the Brothers at Occidental will always be remembered. Rest In Peace.

Police Officer II Matthew Jones

June 27, 2015

To the men and women of the Bakersfield Police Department and all who knew Officer David Nelson, May you all find the strength to move forward and not celebrate his death but Celebrate his life. May God continue to bless and watch over all of you. God Bless.

Deputy T. Junkin
Charleston County Sheriff's Office, SC

June 27, 2015

We are so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Officer Nelson and are grateful for his life of service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Darlene Newton
friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

June 27, 2015

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

June 27, 2015

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the SAPD during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

June 27, 2015

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Team Texas

June 27, 2015

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

June 27, 2015

Rest in peace Brother David.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

June 27, 2015

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over four years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

June 27, 2015

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County Idaho Sheriffs Office

June 27, 2015

I pray that God gives Officer Nelson's family and the Bakersfield PD family with His grace, peace and comfort in a time when my words seem very inadequate. May God bless each of you.

Chaplain Mark Campbell
Morristown TN Police Department

June 27, 2015

R.I.P. my Brother

Det. Carlos Selvi
Baltimore County P.D.

June 27, 2015

Thank you Officer Nelson for your service and sacrifice. May God bless and watch over your family.

P. Anderson

June 27, 2015



Ret TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga State Patrol

June 27, 2015

Rest in peace, Brother. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Detective Steven Polianos
United States Park Police

June 27, 2015

RIP brother condolences to your family and agency.

Special Agent Leo Rodriguez
CA Dept of Justice

June 27, 2015

My prayers go out to you and your family. Your one of Gods warriors now. You watch from above your extended L.E. Family will watch over your family down here. God Bless.. RIP

Sergeant Jeffrey Slutske
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept

June 27, 2015

So Sad! Prayers for family and friends from Arkansas.

Gary Payne, Retired Military

June 27, 2015

Our hearts are with your family Officer Nelson. Rest easy my friend.

Captain "Irish" Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

June 26, 2015

To all the officers of the Bakersfield, CA Police Department. I give you my most thoughtful condolences on the loss of a great officer who died in an automobile accident. Officer David Nelson will never be forgotten. He was a dedicated officer who was on the job for two years and he will be rememberd for his bravery and dedication to his family, fellow police officers and the City of Bakersfield, CA. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Bradford Paulson

June 26, 2015

Your selfless duty and commitment will never be forgotten. Prayers are up for your family, friends & the entire Bakersfield Police Department. Stay the course BPD and Honor Officer Nelson's sacrifice, may it be forever remembered and not be in vain.
Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

Dusty Engel, Senior Deputy Sheriff (Ret)
Kern County Sheriff's Department, Bakersfield, CA

June 26, 2015

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Police Officer David Nelson you're in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort and support from those around you. May God help heal your aching hearts. Rest in peace, Officer Nelson.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

June 26, 2015

R.I.P. Officer Nelson, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Bakersfield Police Department in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and may God keep you in his loving care my brother as we remain " Standing Tall for Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James E. Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard

June 26, 2015

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