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

Go easy brother.

Officer Jon Long
Fresno Police Department

June 29, 2015

Thank you for your dedication and service. May you rest in eternal peace.

COII Victoria Carmona
Georgia State Prison Reidsville, Ga.

June 28, 2015

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his 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 badges 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 times 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 silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD

June 28, 2015

Suspect is in Custody, 2330 hours / 06-27-2015. Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue

Dusty Engel, Senior Deputy Sheriff (Ret)
KCSO, Bakersfield, CA

June 28, 2015

Your duty is over...Rest in memory of Officer Suzanne Kays

Civilian Mary Lawson

June 28, 2015

You will be missed David. I will see you in DC next year brother and friend.

Deputy Dustin Hollins
San Diego Sheriff

June 28, 2015

R.I.P Brother in blue, Thanks for your service.

Agent Rommel Gabriel Rios-Legarreta
Puerto Rico Police Department

June 28, 2015

Rest in peace, we have the watch now.

Sergeant James Alfieri
New York State Office Of Court Administration

June 28, 2015

Our prayer for family, department colleagues, and friends come from the words of Psalm 46.1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Hold all of you up before Him in these days and weeks.
Dick Johnson, Chaplain

Santa Cryuz Sheriff's Office

June 28, 2015

RIP brother David.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

June 28, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 28, 2015


Earnest Hawkins Jr. #1886 - PGSD #356
Prince Georges County Police (ret) MD

June 28, 2015

RIP, thank you for your service

Sergeant Dexter Howard
Ohio State Highway Patrol

June 28, 2015

We won't forget.

Officer Carlos Cuellar
Miami Beach (FL) Police Department

June 28, 2015

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones.

Patrolman Steven Austin
Trenton Police Department

June 27, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Bakersfield Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

June 27, 2015

God Bless you, your family, & friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle, Jr.

June 27, 2015

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Kathryn Felts Family Member of Multiple
Family Member of Law Enforcement Officers

June 27, 2015

Please accept my sincere condolences for the tragic loss of Officer Nelson. His dedication to duty was most obvious. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult times.

Rest easy brother.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current
NYC Transit PD, NYC Police Dept

June 27, 2015

I am so very sorry for the loss of Officer Nelson. Such a young and brave man. I will keep his family, friends and co workers in my thoughts

Deborah Rushing

June 27, 2015

Sorry this happened....may you rest peacefully.

Respectfully 1131

June 27, 2015

Police Officer David Joseph Nelson:

Thank you for your dedication to duty and your selfless sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God" Matthew 5:9. Let us reflect on the life you lived rather than obsess on the way you died.

Now, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack NH Police Department

June 27, 2015

Sleep well little brother, i'll miss the kermit jokes. Ill watch over Bacardi. God called you home for a reason. He needed you to patrol there. We got it from here. Thank you and your family for your dedication to what we do. Tell my buddy Patrick Adle (Usmc) Steve said hi.

Respectfully 1131

June 27, 2015

Thank you for your service....i'm greatful to have served with you. I'll remember all the kermit jokes in breifing. Im sorry you went home so early. God had a bigger plan for you to patrol his streets. Go easy brother!

Steven Glenn
Bakersfield Police Department

June 27, 2015

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer David Nelson and the extended law enforcement family of the of the Bakersfield, California Police Department. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 27, 2015

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