Patrolman Dennis Wilson

Patrolman Dennis Wilson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, April 10, 1920

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Dennis Wilson

Patrolman Dennis Wilson was shot and killed after responding to the sounds of gunshots.

He rushed to the scene and learned that a gunman had fired at another man during a quarrel. Patrolman Wilson confronted the gunman and demanded his weapon. The man then fatally shot Patrolman Wilson before committing suicide.

Patrolman Wilson was survived by his wife.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3511

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, April 9, 1920
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Officer Wilson's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 7-15-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

July 15, 2018

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