David Nelson was long interested in law enforcement, and toward the end of his time at Occidental College, interned at the U.S. Treasury Department in a desk job.
And there he realized a desk job wasn’t for him.
Nelson went on to work at the Burbank Police Department, as a cadet for four years. When it came time to join a police academy, he applied to three departments.
Bakersfield was the first to call.
Ever since, Nelson has been “just an outstanding officer” for the BPD, an at-times emotional Chief Greg Williamson told reporters Monday,