Patrolman Carl J. Wilson

Patrolman Carl J. Wilson

Springfield Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, February 18, 1935

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Carl J. Wilson

Patrolman Wilson suffered a fatal cerebral hemorrhage as the result of an on duty injury sustained two months earlier. He was attempting to jerk a tire chain from underneath a patrol car when he suffered a severe back injury. He was taken to City Hospital where he remained until slipping into a coma. He suffered the hemorrhage three days later and died.

Patrolman Wilson had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his family. He was buried in St. Bernard Cemetery.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 46

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 11, 1934

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Carl J. Wilson of the Springfield Police Department, Ohio and the additional 47 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 18, 2022

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