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Officer Joseph R. Wilson | Burbank Police Department, California Burbank Police Department, California


Joseph R. Wilson

Burbank Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, June 17, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Officer Joe Wilson was killed when his police motorcycle was broadsided while he was on patrol.

The driver of the vehicle was charged with manslaughter.

Officer Wilson was a veteran of WWII and had served with the Burbank Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 17, 2015


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