- Badge Number: 445
- End of Watch: June 12, 2002
Officer Nielsen lost his life while responding to a traffic collision near Chandler Boulevard and Price Road. While travelling westbound on Chandler Boulevard, Officer Nielsen was involved in a traffic collision when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle turning northbound onto Pennington Drive. The force of the impact caused Officer Nielsen’s patrol car to collide with the traffic signal rupturing the fuel tank. Officer Nielsen’s patrol car was engulfed in flames killing Officer Nielsen at the scene. Officer Nielsen is survived by his wife, parents, brother, and sister.