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Officer Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund



The family of Bakersfield police officer David Nelson, who died in the line of duty last month, has created an online store selling shirts to benefit a scholarship fund.

Country music singer Brantley Gilbert wore one of Nelson’s memorial shirts during a concert at the Rose Bowl last Saturday. He dedicated the show in Officer Nelson's honor.

To visit the online store, CLICK HERE.

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Watch for construction and possible lane closures Thursday night on both sides of Freeway 99 near Highway 58. The work is scheduled from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 Friday morning.

The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be partly sunny and hot Thursday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be at or near 100.


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