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Detective Sergeant Carl Eugene Wilson | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Detective Sergeant

Carl Eugene Wilson

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, January 4, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/4/1973

Weapon: Rifle; Automatic

Suspect: Apprehended

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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.

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Detective Donald William Schneider
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Thursday, January 4, 1973
Cause: Gunfire

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I still vividly remember the events of this day 42 years later. It seems like only yesterday. I worked as a civilian employee at Lakewood Sheriff's Station and was 24 years old when this tragedy occurred. Carl and Don were detectives that I worked with every day. You gave your life to protect us all. God bless your families as I'm sure they've missed you every day since they were so senselessly murdered in the line of duty.

Sharen Valentine (was Walker)
Secretary, Lakewood Station, LASD
January 4, 2015

 

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