EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is quickly approaching on October 5th-10th.
And one key person will be missing from this year's festival.
Evansville Police Sergeant Larry Nelson passed away two weeks ago, after a 6-month battle with cancer.
West Side Nut Club members can't remember a year where Sgt. Nelson wasn't working the week-long event.
Sgt. Nelson worked night-side security at the festival, part of a massive police force tasked with keeping the festival safe.
"Larry was very instrumental and has been a big part of the festival for a good number of years. I can't document it but Larry may have played a role in several of the classic Fall Festival pranks. We're going to miss him," says West Side Nut Clubber James Raben.