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Patrolman John Wilson | Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman

John Wilson

Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, November 11, 1871

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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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.

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