BEYOND THE BADGE

Aaron Nelson, Washington Terrace

Nov 22, 2016, 11:17 AM | Updated: Aug 4, 2022, 11:09 am

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On 9-22-16 a tornado touched down in Washington Terrace, Utah. Deputy Nelson was not on duty this day but heard about the tornado and decided that he would go help. As Deputy Nelson was driving to the area hardest hit be the tornado another call came in from dispatch. A 7-year old child had been riding is bike and was struck by a car. Deputy Nelson immediately responded to help the boy. The injuries to the child were minor but unfortunately the bike was totally destroyed and the 7 year old was devastated. Without any prompting Deputy Nelson bought the boy a new bike and helmet using his own money. Deputy Nelson than delivered the bike to the boy at school. When he delivered the bike Deputy Nelson also presented a bike safety presentation to the second graders at Roosevelt Elementary School.

Deputy Nelson went above and beyond in his handling of not only the accident but they care and concern he should this boy. Deputy Nelson was off duty when the tornado hit. He came out on his own time to assist the citizens of Washington Terrace. He also used his own money to replace the bike that had been damaged during the accident.

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