Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Henry Andres Nelson

Sunset Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer Henry Andres Nelson

We miss you brother. You are always on our mind and forever in our heart.

Deondre Thomas

February 26, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 6, 2018

My sincere condolences to Officer Nelson's family, friends, and colleagues of the Sunset Police Dept. At 2 Timothy 3:1 it states we are living in "critical times". Many in the world match the description that found at 2 Timothy 3:2-5 "having no natural affection". God has made a promise to restore the earth into a beautiful paradise and reverse the affects of death. Revelation 21:3,4 reads "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray that Jehovah God words brings comfort to all that knew Officer Nelson.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 11, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Henry was killed.

To the Nelson family, fellow officers, and all who call Henry beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you. I also recognize what a tremendous loss this must be to a small department.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Nelson gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 26, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD

November 9, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

September 20, 2015

To the family of Police Officer Henry Nelson, friends, Police Chief Luis Padilla and the Sunset Police Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry \ O' Berry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

September 14, 2015

R.I.P. BROTHER Nelson!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

September 14, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 10, 2015

My condolences to the family of Officer Nelson and the Sunset Police Dept. His service to his community won't be forgotten. Officer Nelson ran into a situation that most would run from and his bravery was admirable. Rest in Peace.

Det. L. Meyer
Jefferson Co. S.O. (WI)

September 10, 2015

Rest in peace hero!!!

Civilian Andreas Schoenhofen
Germany

September 10, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

September 9, 2015

Thank you for your service. RIP & God bless.

Susan 911 communicator
HCSO/Harris County

September 5, 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.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 4, 2015

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

September 3, 2015

Rest in peace Warrior......

DET JD COTHAM
EL PASO POLICE DEPT, EL PASO TX

September 3, 2015

To the members of Officer Nelson's Family and his friends, I thank you for your continued support to this outstanding man. It takes sacrifice to take such a big step to protect what we call home and that sacrifice extends to the family as well. As a member of the Armed Forces, Louisiana is still home to me. I will be released into the National Guard soon where I will return home and continue this fight to keep our home safe with Louisiana State Police. God Bless you all. Officer Henry Nelson will never be forgotten.

SrA Derek B. Keith
United States Air Force-Active Duty

September 3, 2015

Thoughts and prayers for all who feel the pain of not having you in thier arms, may thier heart smile again someday with times and loved shared.
Thank you Officer Henry Nelson
May Justice be Served swift and sure!

J.K.Carrigan

September 3, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I hope your soul is at rest.

Angie
Federal government

September 3, 2015

Officer Nelson was a true hero and his sacrifice will never be forgotten. Keep faith. God Bless.

'In valor theres hope' -Tacitus

Logan Schilli
Niece of Officer Jeremy Chambers, Cahokia IL Police Dept

September 2, 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 Ched Miner
Powell PD

September 2, 2015

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of this fallen hero. He gave so we can be safe. We will never forget. Thank you for your service. May God rest his soul. May justice be served.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Operations
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

September 2, 2015

Thank you for your service Officer Harry Nelson. Our prayers are sent to your daughter and family.

Sheila Peters
Alger County Sheriff Department

September 2, 2015

All these officer deaths are just not right. Rest in Peace!

Sgt. Ken Erhard, Retired
Las Cruces Police Department, NM

September 2, 2015

Rest in peace my brother. My prayers are with your family. Thank you for your service.

Clyde Angelo
Retired Police Officer
New Orleans Police

Police Officer
New Orleans Police Department

September 1, 2015

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. May God place His healing hand on your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy brother, we have the watch.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

September 1, 2015

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