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January 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Funeral to be Thursday for Seattle police officer who shot himself

The funeral will be held Thursday for Seattle police officer Richard Nelson who shot himself following his arrest for drug possession.

Nelson will be laid to rest in Kent following a 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Louise Catholic Church, 141 156th Ave. S.E., in Bellevue. The service is open to the public.

The 50-year-old Nelson served 21 years as a Seattle officer, working on horse and bike patrols, mostly in the Rainier Valley neighborhood.

Police say Nelson had been under investigation for failing to put seized drugs into the evidence locker when he was arrested. He shot himself Thursday, hours after being released from jail. He was found on a trail near North Bend and died at a Seattle hospital.

 

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