Police Officer William C. Wilson

Police Officer William C. Wilson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, September 3, 1934

William C. Wilson

Officer William Wilson was shot to death when he confronted five youths who had robbed a bank at Kensington Avenue and Huntingdon Street. Eleven bullets were pumped into his body. Five suspects were later arrested and sentenced to death.

The two suspects were convicted of Officer Wilson's murder and subsequently executed on April 8, 1935.

Policeman William Wilson was a U.S Marine Corps veteran of WWI.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1935

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 28, 2013

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