Patrolman Dennis Wilson

Patrolman Dennis Wilson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, April 10, 1920

Dennis Wilson

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.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3511

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, April 9, 1920
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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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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