Nelson B. Klein, Jr.

1926 - 1969

On May 28, 1969, Special Agent Nelson B. Klein, Jr. represented the FBI at a Coastal Empire Peace Officers Association meeting in Savannah, Georgia. As he was driving home from the meeting, Klein lost control of his vehicle on a curve and struck a culvert, engulfing the vehicle in flames. He died at the scene on May 29, 1969.

Klein was born on September 23, 1926, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He joined the FBI in 1955.

Klein’s father, Nelson B. Klein, also a special agent, was killed in the line of duty in 1935.