Bakersfield police officer killed in crash during pursuit

Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson is shown in this undated file photo.

A Bakersfield police officer with ties to Burbank was killed Friday in the line of duty.

Officer David Nelson died when his police cruiser crashed into a wall during a pursuit. He was 26.

Burbank and Glendale police officers saluted the van carrying Nelson's remains to forest Lawn Memorial Park.



Nelson worked as a Burbank police cadet from 2008 to 2012 before joining Bakersfied Police Department two years ago. He attended Burbank High School.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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