Patrolman George Nissen
Stone Park Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tour of Duty: 27 years
Badge Number: 33
Cause of Death: Assault
Date of Incident: February 13, 2005
Weapon Used: Person
Suspect Info: Sentenced to 3 years
Agency Contact Information
Chief Christopher Pavini
Stone Park Police Department
1629 N Mannheim Road
Stone Park, IL 60165
Phone: (708) 450-3216
Patrolman George Nissen succumbed to injuries sustained 10 years earlier when he was assaulted while attempting to break up a large fight on February 13th, 2005.
He had responded with other officers to the disturbance at a bar at 1622 North Manheim Road. As Patrolman Nissen approached one of the subjects in the fight he was attacked and thrown to the ground, striking his head on the pavement.
He initially believed he was okay but a short time later during his shift he began to feel ill. He was taken to a local hospital the following day where it was discovered he had suffered a concussion, which resulted in several surgeries. He suffered a serious complication during one of the surgeries which resulted in him becoming a paraplegic and unable to speak. He passed away as a result of his injuries on March 12th, 2015.
Patrolman Nissen had served in law enforcement for 27 years. He is survived by his daughter.
George "Georgie" Nissen, a former Police Officer for the Stone Park and Northlake Police Departments, passed away March 12, 2015 at the age of 51. George was the Beloved Father of Carlie; Devoted Son of the late Margaret and the late Norman P. Nissen, Sr. (Rebecca), ; Loving Brother of Norman Jr. (Kimberly), Anthony (Susan), Patrick and Joseph Nissen. George is also survived by his many loving Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins and his very dear friend, Barb Schwartz. A coppers cop, highly decorated and old school door buster, George’s infectious smile and room clearing laugh could change people in a minute. A former All-Area football player at York High School went on to what he did best, helping others. Although he loved putting bad guys in jail his greatest goal in life was to take care of his bright and shining star Carlie who will forever be his baby. George will be missed by many persons he touched in life. He joins his Mom and best friend Papa who devoted his life to George’s care. We will forever miss our brother Georgie. Visitation at the Pedersen Ryberg Mortuary, 435 N. York St., Elmhurst, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, beginning with prayers at the mortuary at 9 a.m. and proceeding to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Bensenville, for a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Emblem Cemetery.