Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Officer Bruce W. Wilson | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia


Bruce W. Wilson

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 26, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 3835

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Arrested

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Officer Bruce Wilson was shot and killed while working an undercover narcotics operation in the 200 block of Elmira Street, SW.

He and his partner had made an undercover narcotics purchase of a single pill of Preludin and then arrested the dealer. As his partner placed the man in their patrol car Officer Wilson went to the rear of the home to look for additional pills. He was shot from ambush in the back of the head as he searched through at trash can.

A suspect was arrested and charged with his murder a short time later.

Officer Wilson had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for five years and was assigned to the Seventh District. He was survived by his wife and child.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 20 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Thinking about you and our enforcement efforts, "back in the day." I miss you Bruce. Rest easy, Jim Crotty

Former Richmond, VA Police Officer
ATF Special Agent (Retired)
August 3, 2013


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2017 Deaths