Officer Rank: Police Officer

Memorial Panel: 41-E: 29

Department: Bakersfield, California, P.D.

End of Watch: 06/26/2015

Cause: Automobile Crash

Age: 26

Length of Service: 2

Police Officer Nelson was killed in a single-vehicle crash while in engaged in a vehicle pursuit. Officer Nelson attempted to initiate a traffic stop when the driver of the second vehicle failed to stop. Officer Nelson lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a brick wall. The suspect was apprehended the next day.

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