Police Officer Charles Wilson

Police Officer Charles Wilson

Livingston Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Monday, October 20, 1924

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Charles Wilson

Police Officer Charles Wilson was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in progress at a local house. Officer Wilson chased the two suspects into a nearby rail yard where he was shot and killed when the suspects opened fire.

One of the suspects dropped a bag belonging to Deputy Joseph Morgan of the Muskogee County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's Department. The suspects had murdered Deputy Morgan in Tarrant County, Texas, while he was transporting them back to Oklahoma after they had been arrested in Texas.

After murdering Officer Wilson the suspects fled and went on to murder Officer Haze Burch of the Phoenix, Arizona, Police Department when Officer Burch caught them siphoning gas from a vehicle.

One of the suspects was convicted in Arizona of murdering Officer Burch and hanged on January 8th, 1926. The other brother was convicted in Texas of murdering of Deputy Morgan and was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Wilson was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One executed


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Charles Wilson was my great great grandfather. His son Robert Wilson was my great grandfather. I’m proud to say that he still has family growing all across Montana.
It’s so great to see that so many in his lineage have chosen to follow his path into law enforcement.

Be safe out there and always back the blue.

River Joslin
Great, Great Grandson. Livingston Montana.

November 14, 2023

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