Leadership

Nelson K. Sasscer

Nelson K. Sasscer, was a young member of the Marlboro VFD and later the twenty-four year old who had become a Santa Ana Police Officer, was murdered while on patrol duty in Santa Ana on June 4, 1969, within a half hour of beginning his shift.  He was shot before he could draw his own weapon. The subsequent investigation resulted In the prosecution and conviction of a professed member of the militant radical black panther party.  He was buried with full police honors and returned home to be laid to rest