07:56 AM ALEA Trooper Nelson Working Vehicle Accident - FireRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: May 15 2020 8:03 AM
HOUSTON COUNTY: 07:56 AM Houston County Sheriff 911 dispatched Wicksburg Fire to a vehicle fire on Newberry Road in the Wicksburg area of Houston County.
On the arrival of Wicksburg Volunteer Fire they reported the vehicle was fully involved with a possible grass fire.
The vehicle was in motion at the time of the fire. That requires an accident report and ALEA - Troopers has jurisdiction in that area.
ALEA - Troopers dispatched a Trooper who was on the southeast part of Houston County.
ALEA - Troopers - Dothan Post is commanded by Captain Tracy Nelson. This post covers a large territory to include Barbour County to Pike County - To Crenshaw County - to Covington County and all the way to the interstate. All under Captain Tracy Nelson command.
Captain Nelson was near the scene. He instructed ALEA - Trooper Communications to cancel the responding Trooper and he would handle the accident/vehicle fire investigation.
Shows you Captain Nelson, a third generation of the Nelson family tree to be Alabama State Troopers. Three of the four made rank of Captain. The fourth is in his first year as a Trooper but no doubt he will follow the family tree.