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Veteran Seattle Cop Kills Self After Drug Arrest

January 06, 2012  | 

A veteran Seattle Police officer arrested on suspicion of a drug offense was found shot a few hours later. He later succumbed to the self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Richard F. Nelson, 50, was released without bail from the jail in Seattle shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday. He was found about five hours later with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound on John Wayne Trail, a popular hiking and biking route east of Seattle, reports the Seattle Times.

Tags: Seattle PD, Officer Misconduct, police suicide


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