Patrolman John Wilson

Patrolman John Wilson

Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, November 11, 1871

John Wilson

Patrolman John Wilson was shot and killed during a political rally at the intersection of High Street and Court Street.

Patrolman Wilson is believed to be one of the first black police officers to serve in the United States and to be one of the first black police officers ever killed in the line of duty.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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147 years ago you lost your life serving the citizens of Portsmouth. You were a hero then, your a hero still today. What a brave man. Rest In Peace Brother.

Senior Police Officer William Richmond
Chesapeake Police Department. Chesapeake Va

November 11, 2018

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