Deputy Sheriff James Art Wilson

Deputy Sheriff James Art Wilson

Beltrami County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, November 16, 1923

James Art Wilson

Deputy Sheriff James Wilson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had murdered three other people over a property ownership dispute.

As Deputy Wilson approached the scene along a roadway the suspect shot him with a rifle. The man was eventually apprehended by a posse and sentenced to life in prison for Deputy Wilson's murder.

Deputy Wilson was survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 18, 2012

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