Humbolt Deputy Survives Being Shot

A Hum­bolt County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot yes­ter­day is alive — and his bal­lis­tic vest is cred­ited with sav­ing his life. Yes­ter­day after­noon, at around 2:45PM, a Hum­boldt County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Sergeant arrived at a res­i­dence in Shel­ter Cove to serve a court order civil evic­tion to the home­owner, 55-year-old William Lloyd Nel­son. Nel­son shot at the offi­cers with a firearm, hit­ting the deputy in the chest. The deputy was air­lifted by a Cal­i­for­nia High­way Patrol Heli­copter to a hos­pi­tal. Addi­tional deputies, Cal­i­for­nia High­way Patrol Offi­cers, the Hum­boldt County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team, the Hum­boldt County Sheriff’s Office Cri­sis Response Team and med­ical per­son­nel responded to the scene. The Hum­boldt County Crit­i­cal Inci­dent Response Team was acti­vated and also responded to the scene to assist.