Assistant Chief of Police Ivan William Wilson

Assistant Chief of Police Ivan William Wilson

Allen Village Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, December 21, 1954

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Ivan William Wilson

Assistant Chief Ivan Wilson was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for having a headlight out at 2130 hours.

Unbeknownst to Assistant Chief Wilson, the suspect had just robbed a convenience store in Kalamazoo and had several of the stolen items in the front seat. The suspect shot him during the stop. The man fled but was later shot and killed by Indiana State Police troopers.

Assistant Chief Wilson had been with the Allen Village Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

traffic stop

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