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Detective Sergeant Carl Eugene Wilson | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Detective Sergeant

Carl Eugene Wilson

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, January 4, 1973
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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Carl Eugene Wilson

 

I still vividly remember the events of this day 42 years later. It seems like only yesterday. I worked as a civilian employee at Lakewood Sheriff's Station and was 24 years old when this tragedy occurred. Carl and Don were detectives that I worked with every day. You gave your life to protect us all. God bless your families as I'm sure they've missed you every day since they were so senselessly murdered in the line of duty.

Sharen Valentine (was Walker)
Secretary, Lakewood Station, LASD
January 4, 2015

I miss you Gene, my brother,Friend, teacher,protector, a good man. I honor you this day 41 yrs have passed since you were taken away, you helped many people here and I am proud of you. I will not forget.

Aleta Wilson
Sister
January 3, 2015

Continuing to remember your sacrifice. Never forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
January 4, 2014

Detective Wilson, you're the hero who will live forever in our hearts. Thank you for the sacrifice you made to the citizens of Los Angeles County and the state of California.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
January 4, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 4, 2012

I remember following this episode as facts became known in the news. I was an AJ major at SAC. I had classes that day. I remember reading about your wife and children. I felt so badly about how a seemingly worthless person could do so much damage to so many good people.

I entered the LAPD academy in July of that year. I and my wife became Christians a few years later and years after that I met your widow through church. I watched her and her life from afar. Later I met your daughter. I don't think I ever told them about how your actions and death affected me that day and for so many years to come. You can be very proud of what you left behind. You left a blessing for so many others to enjoy.

Sgt Jerry Claxton (retired)
LAPD
October 4, 2011

My dear brother,
you are missed so very much here in this life. You were my friend, teacher, guide and only brother.
I will be going home when the Lord calls wait for me.

Your Loving Sister ,
Aleta

Aleta
Sister
July 11, 2011

Carl,

I knew you when I was a brand new patrol deputy at Lakewood Station. It was 1969, and you were one of the nicest people at the station. I remember you always had a smile and the time to help me out. I've thought about you many times over the years, and I still feel sadness.

Truly, the good do die young.

Rest in peace kind sir. You'll never know what a positive influence you were on so many.

Capt. Ray Peavy, Retired
L.A.S.D.
June 22, 2010

Det. Sgt. Wilson,
On today, the 37th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
January 4, 2010

Rest in Peace, Detective Wilson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
October 23, 2009

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. The world is a better place because of you.


April 10, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
December 31, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
September 12, 2007

34 YEARS AFTER YOUR PASSING YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. GOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE. WE'LL ALL MEET FOR BRIEFING SOMEDAY IN THE BIGGEST STATION HOUSE OF THEM ALL.

DEPUTY RAMON ESCAMILLA
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT/ IDT STATION
September 8, 2007

MY DAD WORKED WITH YOU AND YOUR PARTNER AND WAS WITH YOU ON THAT UNPLEASENT DAY HE ALWAYS SAID HOW MUCH HE RESPECTED YOU AND YOUR PARTNET MY YOU REST IN PEACE
SON OF RETIRED DEPUTY HARRY R BRADLEY

POLICE OFFICER PAUL E BRADLEY
FORT MONMOUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT NEW JERSEY
December 7, 2006

Your memory lives on and I refer to the LASD video which depicts that awful day, in many of my officer survival classes. RIP, Bro !

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD
August 16, 2006

This Detective's service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

A Private Citizen
May 22, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, may God continue to rest your soul.


January 4, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

The Department never forgets.

Rest in peace, hero.


October 20, 2004

05/01/04

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.
May 1, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Carl, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla
December 16, 2003

 
 

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