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Reserve Officer Raymond G. Wilson | West Chicago Police Department, Illinois West Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Reserve Officer

Raymond G. Wilson

West Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, July 25, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 1 year, 3 months

Badge # 109

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Served 13 years

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Reserve Officer Raymond Wilson was shot and killed while removing a man from the Railroad Days festival at Reed-Keppler Park.

The man began to struggle with Officer Wilson as he was being escorted out of the park. During the scuffle a third man became involved and started striking Officer Wilson. The original subject was able to gain control of Reserve Officer Wilson's service revolver and opened fire, killing Officer Wilson and wounding two others.

The subject was convicted of Officer Wilson's murder and released after serving only 13 years.

Reserve Officer Wilson had served with the West Chicago Police Department for 15 months. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice Officer Wilson. The residents of West Chicago and those who continue to serve remember you.

Commander Eric Shipman
West Chicago Police Department
July 25, 2017


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