Police Officer Paul D. Wilson

Police Officer Paul D. Wilson

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, September 14, 1968

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Paul D. Wilson

Officer Wilson was accidentally shot and killed by another officer when he walked into the briefing room at the District One police station. The other officer was showing a gun to a third officer when it accidentally discharged, striking Officer Wilson.

Officer Wilson had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 63-48

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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First of all I want to thank you for your service. I am a student at the academy and to honor you and your family we have to learn about a DPD fallen officer. I was given your name. I couldn’t help but feel compelled to leave a reflection after reading all the other reflections. I continued to tear up throughout reading them because I have a young family as well. It is very hard to describe the heartfelt feelings of leaving them. Though, I do find comfort in knowing that your children love you very much and they have never forgotten about you. Present and future officers will continue to honor you.
Again thank you for your service and you will never be forgotten.

Romans 14:8-9 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.


December 2, 2020

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