Marvin D. Nelson

Marvin D. Nelson (1966-1970)

Joined the Boulder County Sheriff's Office in 1963 as a "jailer", having had prior experience in law enforcement. Born in Lindsey, Nebraska, in 1907, he became a charter member of the Nebraska Highway Patrol in 1937. There after, he served as chief of Police in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and as a deputy with the Scottsbluff County Sheriff's Department.

Supported by the retiring Art Everson, he was elected to the Office of Sheriff in 1966 on the Republican ticket.

Marvin Nelson was defeated after one term, following his defeat, Marvin Nelson served as deputy U.S. Marshal and worked as a private investigator and salesman.

He died in Boulder in 1982, and is buried in St. Edward, Nebraska.


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