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Patrolman Dennis Wilson | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Dennis Wilson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, April 10, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # 3511

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/9/1920

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Patrolman Dennis Wilson was shot and killed after responding to the sounds of gunshots.

He rushed to the scene and learned that a gunman had fired at another man during a quarrel. Patrolman Wilson confronted the gunman and demanded his weapon. The man then fatally shot Patrolman Wilson before committing suicide.

Patrolman Wilson was survived by his wife.

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Officer Dennis Wilson, you are the reason I became an LAPD Officer. You gave your life in the line of duty and the entire family are proud of you. Your brothers, John, Jessie & Ed Wilson never let me forget you. Your sisters Katherine & Saddie always spoke of you also.

My brother and I became LAPD Officers because of you. Ed L. Cook and Robert L. Cook. By the way, Ed was the first black officer to work SWAT with LAPD.

P-III Ed Louis Cook - 14363
Los Angeles Police Department
June 9, 2015

 

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