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He’s been a mentor to many at the BPD

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Nelms was first black sergeant on Bedford's police force

By John Barnhart

    If you ever happened to be at the Bedford YMCA when Sgt. Charles Nelms of the Bedford Police Department was lifting weights, you knew why it was foolish for anybody to try to resist arrest when he hauled that person in. In his prime, Nelms bench pressed 365 pounds.


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