Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 6 months
Badge # 300
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 10/11/1981
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect: Not available
Deputy Sheriff Michael Wilson was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver at 1600 hours.
He and his training officer were en route to Lake Isabella when the 18-year-old drunk driver crossed the center line and struck the patrol car. Deputy Wilson suffered several head and internal injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival to Kern Medical Center.
Deputy Wilson had only served with the agency for six weeks and had served in law enforcement for 18 months. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, and two brothers.