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Deputy Sheriff Elmore Wilson | Burke County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Burke County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Elmore Wilson

Burke County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, February 16, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/20/1931

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years

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Deputy Wilson succumbed to gunshot wounds received almost one month earlier when he and other deputies raided a still in a rural section of Burke County. The suspect opened fire on the officers with a handgun, striking Deputy Wilson in the stomach.

The suspect was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison but was paroled in 1938.

Deputy Wilson was survived by his wife and seven children.

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Thank-you for your service. You haven't been forgotten. R.I.P. Deputy Elmore Wilson.

Karen Price Beck
October 4, 2012

 

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