Edmond motorcycle officer fatally struck while on patrol

The Associated Press - July 23, 2022 8:29 am

This undated photo provided by Edmond Police Department shows Edmond, Okla., police Sgt. C.J. Nelson. Nelson, 38, died Tuesday, July 20, 2022 after being struck by a pickup truck just outside the Edmond city limits in Oklahoma City, according to Edmond police.(Edmond Police Department via AP)

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Oklahoma City motorcycle police officer was killed when he was struck from behind while on patrol.

Police in Edmond say 38-year-old Sgt. C.J. Nelson died Tuesday after being struck by a pickup truck just outside the Edmond city limits in Oklahoma City.

Police in Oklahoma City say Nelson was stopped with other vehicles at a traffic light when they were struck by a truck driven by 54-year-old Jay Stephen Fite. No other injuries were reported.

Jail records show that Fite is being held without bond on a warrant alleging second-degree murder or manslaughter. Jail records do not list an attorney who could speak on Fite’s behalf.

 

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