Sergeant Alonzo M. Wilson

Sergeant Alonzo M. Wilson

Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, April 12, 1894

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Alonzo M. Wilson

Sergeant Wilson was accidentally shot and killed inside the station house when another officer dropped a .45 caliber pistol, which discharged. The round entered Sergeant Wilson's leg and traveled into his abdomen. His leg had to be amputated and he succumbed to his wounds several hours later.
Sergeant Wilson had been with the agency for four years. His wife gave birth to their sixth child the following day.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Sgt. Wilson,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the Union Army as a member of the 8th Iowa Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 12, 2024

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