Patrolman Melvin LeRoy Wilcox

Patrolman Melvin LeRoy Wilcox

Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, May 4, 1979

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Melvin LeRoy Wilcox

Patrolman Wilcox was killed in a motorcycle accident during a vehicle pursuit in the 1400 block of West 26th Street near Washington Avenue. He was chasing a suspect when a pickup truck pulled out in front of him, causing a collision.

Patrolman Wilcox served with the Erie Police Department for 15 years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 138

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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