End of Watch: 08/15/2008
Agency: Ellensburg Police Department
County: Kittitas County
Sergeant Nelson Ng died after contracting hantavirus pulmonary syndrome as a result of infected mouse droppings at the department training center. Sergeant Ng was the agency’s training officer and spent a significant amount of time at the training center. Health inspectors searched Ng’s home, his parents’ home, and the department training center for traces of the virus and only found it present at the training center.
Sergeant Ng served the Ellensburg Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and child.