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

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

KIRO-FM reports Nelson will be laid to rest in Kent following services at St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue.

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.

Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html