Deputy Sheriff Michael Ronald Wilson

Deputy Sheriff Michael Ronald Wilson

Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, October 11, 1981

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Michael Ronald Wilson

Deputy Sheriff Michael Wilson was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver at 1600 hours.

He and his training officer were en route to Lake Isabella when the 18-year-old drunk driver crossed the center line and struck the patrol car. Deputy Wilson suffered several head and internal injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival to Kern Medical Center.

Deputy Wilson had only served with the agency for six weeks and had served in law enforcement for 18 months. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, and two brothers.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 300

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Wilson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 5, 2019

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