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Nelson, Officer William D.

End of Watch: 
Friday, March 19, 1920
County: 
Spokane
Agency: 
Spokane P.D.

Officer Nelson was killed after being attacked by an insane inmate in the Spokane Jail. The man had attacked Officer Nelson after escaping from the “tank.” It took over 15 minutes and numerous officers to subdue the inmate. Officer Nelson had been with the agency for almost 20 years.