Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 1/4/1973
Weapon: Rifle; Automatic
Detective Sergeant Wilson and Deputy Donald Schneider were shot and killed when they attempted to apprehend a suspect who had murdered two people. The officers went to the man's home in Orange County. When they went to the front door the man opened fire with an automatic rifle, killing both officers. An Orange County deputy watching the back of the home shot and wounded the suspect before taking him into custody.
Detective Sergeant Wilson is survived by a wife and three children.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Detective Donald William Schneider