Joel Nelson, a graduate of North Thurston High School and school athelic, was a son, brother, and lover. His life struggles were brought to a sudden end January 5, 2016.
He is one more victim of the War on Drugs, which has fueled the ongoing militarization of local police departments across the nation and is focused on punishment rather than providing mental health services for those in need.
A gofundme page was created in memory of Joel Anthony Nelson and all proceeds will be donated to little league baseball.
Our heart-felt condolences to his family and to his friends. —WIP staff