Yavapai Gaming - August 2014

Home | Classifieds | Place an ad | Obituaries | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Real Estate Search | 928 Media Lab | Contact Us | Subscribe | Yellow Pages
Prescott Valley Tribune | Prescott Valley, Arizona

home : milestones : milestones August 1, 2014


2/19/2014 10:55:00 AM
Prescott Valley Police Lt. Wayne Nelson retires after 25 years
The Prescott Valley Town Council honors Police Lt. Wayne Nelson, right, who retires this week. Police Cmdr. James Edelstein, left, spoke about Nelsonís career and commendations, including his Officer of the Year award and Police Star.
Courtesy Photo
The Prescott Valley Town Council honors Police Lt. Wayne Nelson, right, who retires this week. Police Cmdr. James Edelstein, left, spoke about Nelsonís career and commendations, including his Officer of the Year award and Police Star.
Courtesy Photo
Special to the Tribune


The Prescott Valley Council honored Police Lt. Wayne Nelson Thursday evening for his nearly 25 years of service to the community.

Lt. Nelson was sworn in as a Prescott Valley Police officer on Oct. 10, 1989. During his career, he was a patrol officer, police academy advisor, field training officer, patrol sergeant, traffic sergeant, criminal investigations sergeant, support services division lieutenant and field services division lieutenant.

Prescott Valley Police Cmdr. James Edelstein spoke about Nelson's career.

"Lt. Nelson truly cared about the community he served. He earned numerous awards, accolades, and commendations, including Officer of the Year and a Police Star. He received letters of appreciation from many local organizations."

Edelstein said Nelson's file also contained numerous letters from parents, doctors, crime victims, and stranded motorists, thanking him for his caring assistance in their times of need.

"These letters told of a man who made a decision to raise his hand, and swear an oath to protect this community. He did so selflessly and well," Edelstein said.

He said memos in Nelson's file also spoke about his abilities as a supervisor.

"A constant theme in those memos was the recognition Wayne provided to his personnel, and his constant effort to represent them, the needs of the community and the needs of the agency," he said. "Not only is he to be commended for his career, but for being a great family man throughout, which is no small feat."

Lt. Nelson's wife Christy, and sons Andy and Jason, along with co-workers and friends, joined him at the council meeting. The Town presented Nelson with a plaque, a gift, and a shadowbox commemorating his years of law enforcement.


    Recently Commented     Most Viewed
Obituary: Doris Jane Berger (1 comment)
Blog: Lucky 7 Percent! Congress approval hits an historic low (5 comments)
Communicating with dementia sufferers not always easy (1 comment)
Think marijuana is harmless? Think again (19 comments)
BLOG: Your 2014 GOP Primary Primer Part 2 (4 comments)


Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Article comment by: "JLO" Lohman

It's not the same without you in the office....more time to hang out in the woods and go fishing!

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Article comment by: Local Business Owner

I have had the pleasure of knowing Wayne for his entire career. He will be missed. Thank you for serving our community for so long.

Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Article comment by: shadow box maker

Congrats Lt Nelson. Prescott Valley PD won't be the same without you. Thank you for your compassion and common sense that you brought forward all those years. You served honorably. Enjoy your retirement you deserve it.



Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1300 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Prescott Valley, AZ
Click for weather forecast





Find It Features Blogs Milestones Extras Other Publications Local Listings Submit
Classifieds | Place an ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Real Estate Search | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map
HSE - Pulse Research

© Copyright 2014 Prescott Newspapers, Inc. The Prescott Valley Tribune is the information source for Prescott Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. Prescott Newspapers Online is a service of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. By using the Site, pvtrib.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Prescott Newspapers Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved