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Sergeant Christopher James Nelson

Edmond Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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Reflections for Sergeant Christopher James Nelson

Rest In Peace Sergeant Christopher James Nelson. God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this tragic time. God's Speed Christopher!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

August 4, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 3, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Nelson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Edmond Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 1, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)
Civilian

July 27, 2022

It is never easy when a police officer looses his life in the line of duty, but know that the sacrifice of Officer Christopher Nelson will not be forgotten. To all police officers, stay safe and take care of each other.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept- Denver Police Dept

July 26, 2022

Praying God's peace that passes all understanding for all the family and friends of Sgt. Nelson.
I am so sorry for your loss.

Pam Mainhart
Widow of Lt. Kevin C. Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

July 26, 2022

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in peace Sergeant CJ Nelson

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

July 26, 2022

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.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 26, 2022

Sergeant Christopher James Nelson, you were taken from all of us too soon with the senseless actions of one! These actions have left your family without a husband and father and all those who knew you are left to grieve that loss. May our good Lord give you a seat beside Him to grant you rest and to watch over your family from above. I thank you for your brave service. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

July 26, 2022

God Bless you and your family.
Rest in peace in our Lord's arms.

Cynthia D. Bucher
Proud mom of a Waco, Texas Police Officer

July 25, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Christopher James Nelson, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Honolulu Police Department where Sergeant Nelson had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

July 25, 2022

My condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Christopher Nelson. I am so very sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Sergeant Nelson will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

July 24, 2022

Sergeant Nelson, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

July 24, 2022

Until Valhalla Brother.

SSG. C. Clemons
KDOC

July 22, 2022

R.I.P Sergeant CJ Nelson

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen Toronto Canada

July 22, 2022

May God bless and watch over your family and heal their sorrow. Go with God my brother. Maybe one day we will ride together on the streets of Heaven.

Motor Officer Jim Bragg
Greenville City Police Dept.

July 22, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

July 22, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Christopher James Nelson and the extended law enforcement family of the Edmond Police Department, Oklahoma.



End of Watch Tuesday, July 19, 2022.



Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

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."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 22, 2022

Rest in Peace, Sergeant!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

July 22, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

July 22, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

July 22, 2022

Rest In Peace, Sgt Nelson. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 21, 2022

Rest in Peace Sergeant Nelson. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

July 21, 2022

My deepest sympathy and compassion to the family of Sergeant Christopher James Nelson. May Christopher's soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

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

July 21, 2022

Rest in Peace Sergeant Christopher James Nelson! Thank you for your 13 years of service with the Edmond Police Department, in Oklahoma. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your daughter, and your son during this terrible tragedy and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

July 21, 2022

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