06/08/2003

West Indies Detective Killed; Shot, Thrown From Bridge

Officer Down: Constable Derrick Nelson - [Trinidad , ]

Constable Derrick Nelson succumbed to injuries on June 7, that he suffered when was shot by bandits then thrown over a bridge.

He fell some 25 feet.

Nelson died at 10:45 a.m. at San Fernando General Hospital. He was lived in St. Augustine, Trinidad.

Nelson, 37, was a police bodyguard assigned to protect Judge Herbert Volney. While on duty, he was ambushed and shot in both knees then thrown over a bridge. Before he was tossed over the bridge he was robbed of $600 and his pistol.

He will be given a military funeral.

Investigations are continuing into his violent and senseless death.

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