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Detective Charles Bastrop Police Department, Louisiana


Charles "Chuck" Wilson

Bastrop Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Friday, August 10, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One killed, one in custody

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Detective Chuck Wilson and Detective John Smith were shot and killed while responding to a local hotel to investigate a recent theft.

Detective Wilson and Detective Smith responded to a hotel in the main square of Bastrop to do a follow-up investigation on a open theft case. Unknown to them, two murder suspects from Texas were hiding in the hotel. When the Detectives arrived, a gun battle ensued in which Detective Wilson, Detective Smith and one suspect were killed. Two paramedics who rushed to the scene to aid the detectives were wounded.

A female suspect who was also wanted in connection with a murder in Harris County, Texas, escaped, but was taken into custody by the US Marshal's office in Houston, Texas on August 12th. Three other people were arrested for helping the female suspect escape.

Detective Wilson had served on the Bastrop Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, brother, and sister.

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Detective John Russell Smith
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End of Watch: Friday, August 10, 2007
Cause: Gunfire

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Prayers & thoughts today for your family, friends & brothers & sisters in blue. It only seems like yesterday the news came in about the tragic events. May you rest in peace & never be forgotten.

Citizen Tracy Corley
August 10, 2014


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