Gary A. Nelson, was a thirty-five year old Anaheim Police Officer and helicopter pilot. He was piloting the department’s helicopter and conducting an Air-Borne narcotics surveillance on August 15, 1975, when his helicopter crashed. He was killed and his observer was injured.
Tributes in honor of Officer Gary A. Nelson
I was very upset when I heard the news on the radio the Saturday morning. He was a friend I’d met while I was working & dating someone in the department. He was a hard working individual, an asset to the department. He was a very kind & sincere man. I sorely miss you still after so many years Gary!