Patrolman John Wilson

Patrolman John Wilson

Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, November 11, 1871

John Wilson

Patrolman John Wilson was shot and killed during a political rally at the intersection of High Street and Court Street.

Patrolman Wilson is believed to be one of the first black police officers to serve in the United States and to be one of the first black police officers ever killed in the line of duty.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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