According to police Const. Allan Young, 55, wad attacked by a man while trying to assist with a disturbance that was happening on the street on July 16th at approximately 11:45pm.
Const. Young was off duty at the time of the incident.
Police arrested 26-year-old Alex Willness and originally charged him with aggravated assault. Young was sent to the hospital for treatment where he died of his injuries on July 22nd after being on life support.
The Nelson Police Department announced on March 7th that the charges have been upgraded to Manslaughter.