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James Nelson
Age: 40
Occupation: Police Officer
Worked for: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Originally from:
Resided in: Clark, N.J.
Submitted by: Jay Dooling ()

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Police Officer James Nelson

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, NJ
Cause of Death: Terrorist attack
End of Watch: September 11, 2001
Date of Incident: September 11, 2001
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Suspect Info: 19 suicide attackers
Weapon Used: Airplane

Officer Nelson was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks while attempting to rescue the victims trapped in the World
Trade Center.

Officer Nelson is survived by his wife, two daughters a brother and

70 officers from a total of seven local, state, and federal
agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al
Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed two of
four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York
City on the morning of September 11, 2001. After the impact of the
first plane, putting the safety of others before their own, law
enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personal rushed to the
burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid their fellow
New Yorkers and to lead them to safety. It is estimated that
because of their work 25,000 people were saved.

As the evacuation continued the first tower unexpectedly, and
without, warning collapsed due to the impact and ensuing fire. A
short time later the second tower collapsed. 70 law enforcement
officers, 343 New York City firefighters, 1 Jersey City, New
Jersey, firefighter and over 3,000 civilians were killed at the
World Trade Center.

In addition, a Federal Wildlife Officer was on the third hijacked
plane which crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania when the
passengers attempted to retake control of the plane. It is assumed
this officer assisted in the attempt to retake control of the

The fourth hijacked plane was crashed into the Pentagon in
Arlington, Virginia, killing almost 200 military and civilian

The terrorist attacks resulted in the declaration of war against
the Taliban regime, the illegal rulers of Afghanistan, and the al
Qaeda terrorist network which was based in Afghanistan.
-- Jay Dooling (Friend {})
14 Jan 2002

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