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 Gene Tilford Nash, Sergeant

Gene Tilford Nash

Monday, October 20, 1958



Nash, Gene Tilford

Rank: Sergeant

Serial Number: 5771

Division: Detective Robbery

Location: 2722 Budlong Ave.

Date Killed: Monday, October 20, 1958

Cause of Death: Shot by a Robbery Suspect.

Bio: Detective Sergeant Nash was shot and killed
in a gun fight with two robbery suspects. He was hit five times as
he and his partner entered an apartment where the suspects were
hiding. The officers managed to return fire critically wounding one
suspect and seriously wounding the other.

Both suspects were convicted of second degree murder and sentenced
to 5 years to life on August 18, 1959.

Detective Nash was survived by his wife and 2-year-old
daughter.

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