Irving H. Nelson, Trooper
Died: Friday, April 6, 1928
Irving H. Nelson of New Haven was fatally shot in Pomfret on April 6, 1928. A call made to Station No. 5 in Danielson at about 6:50 p.m. from the Willimantic Police reported two men in a Willys-Knight sedan wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Springfield, Massachusetts. Nelson was in the barracks when the call was received and he was assigned to “go north to Putnam” on his motorcycle. Nelson located the car and, while in pursuit, six shots were fired at him with two bullets hitting him. He slowed the vehicle down, stopped in a driveway, collapsed and died.