Chief remembers officer who 'did his job right'

Bakersfield Police Chief Greg Williamson bows his head as he finishes a press conference at police headquarters regarding the death of BPD Officer  David Nelson.

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,

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