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Monday, March 3, 2008

[TN] Officer Nelson shot by wife Leslie & in critical condition

...officer was shot and seriously injured while off duty early Saturday, and his wife has been jailed on a charge of attempted murder...

Off-duty police officer injured in shooting

Mary Jo Denton
Herald-Citizen Staff
Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

[Excerpts] OVERTON COUNTY -- A Tennessee Tech PoliceNelson, 39, of Summer Shade Road in the Independence community of Overton County, was airlifted from the scene around 1 a.m. Saturday and taken to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, where he was later reported to be in critical but stable condition, according to Overton County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Etheredge. Nelson's wife, Leslie Nelson, is charged with attempted first degree murder in the case, Deputy Etheredge said. The shooting took place at the Nelson home. Nelson, who has been a police officer with TTU since 1995, was shot once in the chest and is expected to recover, the deputy said… She had left the house on foot, and deputies from several counties conducted a search of the area. "We had help from the Algood Police Dept., who brought their thermal imagers, the Putnam County Sheriff's Dept., who brought a K-9 unit, and the Clay County Sheriff's Dept.," Etheredge said… "Officer Nelson has been a good, dedicated member of the TTU family," said a TTU press release issued by Monica Greppin of TTU Public Affairs. "He is respected and regarded well by colleagues and those on campus who know him. The thoughts and prayers of all of us at TTU go out to him and his loved ones."

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