Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Bakersfield Police Officer


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Bakersfield Police Department Officer David Nelson:

“Anne and I extend our deepest condolences to Officer Nelson’s family, friends and colleagues as they mourn this tragic loss. We join all Californians in honoring his dedication and service to the people of Bakersfield.”

Officer Nelson, 26, of Bakersfield, died today after his patrol car was involved in a collision during the pursuit of a fleeing suspect in Bakersfield.

He served as an officer at the Bakersfield Police Department for two years. Officer Nelson is survived by his father, Larry Nelson.

In honor of Officer Nelson, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.