Deputy Sheriff Elmore Wilson

Deputy Sheriff Elmore Wilson

Burke County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, February 16, 1931

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Elmore Wilson

Deputy Wilson succumbed to gunshot wounds received almost one month earlier when he and other deputies raided a still in a rural section of Burke County. The suspect opened fire on the officers with a handgun, striking Deputy Wilson in the stomach.

The suspect was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison but was paroled in 1938.

Deputy Wilson was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 20, 1931
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

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Deputy Sheriff Wilson,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Burke County.


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February 16, 2021

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