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Sergeant Gary Dale Wilson | Duluth Police Department, Minnesota Duluth Police Department, Minnesota

Sergeant

Gary Dale Wilson

Duluth Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 10, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 244

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/9/1990

Weapon: Rifle; .30 caliber

Offender: Apprehended

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Sergeant Gary Wilson was shot and killed when he responded to an armed assault call.

He and six other officers went to a local hotel to arrest the suspect. Whey they knocked on the door and announced themselves the suspect immediately opened fire with a .30 caliber military rifle. Officer Wilson was struck twice by rounds which were shot through the hotel wall. another officer was also wounded during the shootout. The other officers returned fire and wounded the suspect before taking him into custody.

The subject who shot Sergeant Wilson was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. He died of natural causes while in prison on December 9, 2011.

Sergeant Wilson had served with the Duluth Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and parents.

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Sergeant Wilson, it has been nearly 27 years since your End of Watch. We appreciate your selfless service and sacrifice to our community. Please know your memory lives at the Duluth Police Department.

With Great Respect and Admiration,

Mike Tusken

Mike Tusken
December 7, 2016

 

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