On Friday, April 8th, Public Safety Officer Martin Nelles collapsed and passed away while on duty. Officer Nelles’s family remembers him as conscientious and responsible. His co-workers greatly respected him as he recently received his thirty-year badge for a job well done.
In a message from The Facilities Department, Communications VP Dan Held writes: “Officer Nelles joined Public Safety in 1985, serving the University with loyalty and distinction for over 30 years. During virtually all of his time at Columbia, Officer Nelles worked the overnight tour, first on the Morningside campus and more recently in Manhattanville to help keep our students, faculty and staff safe around the clock. His strong commitment to the University community was evident in his work ethic, and his dedication and friendship will be missed by many.”
Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Officer Nelles.
Officer Nelles via his obituary