Police Officer W. A. R. Wilson

Police Officer W. A. R. Wilson

Chester Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, May 9, 1891

W. A. R. Wilson

Police Officer W.A.R. Wilson was shot and killed by a subject who was seeking revenge over an arrest he had made the previous day.

He had arrested a woman for trespassing at the local railroad station. A local saloon keeper took offense to the arrest and confronted Officer Wilson on the city's main business street. As they spoke the man suddenly pulled out a gun and shot Officer Wilson in the chest. The two struggled for several minutes before several bystanders interfered.

The subject was able to flee the area.

Officer Wilson was a Confederate Army veteran and had served with the Chester Police Department for only six months.t

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, May 8, 1891
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Wilson,
Sir, it has taken over 125 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chester.

R.I.P.
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July 2, 2016

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