James Allan Nelson
Plymouth Police Department
Monday, December 11, 1967

Age: 27
Served: 3 years, 6 months
Badge #:
Panel 39E, Line 9
Panel L16, Line 6

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicle pursuit
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, December 11, 1967
10:50 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
7C and Michigan roads, Plymouth
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth

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   Patrolman James Nelson was killed in a two-vehicle accident when his squad car struck a semitrailer while chasing a speeding vehicle.

   He was pursuing the violator on Michigan Road when he struck the rear of the semitrailer that was making a turn from 7C Road and was killed instantly.

   Patrolman Nelson was survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, brother and sister.

Memorial Tribute

• In October 2008, Muckshaw Road, from Oakhill Avenue south to the city limits, was named Jim Nelson Drive in his honor.

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