Sheriff Roger Isaac Wilson

Sheriff Roger Isaac Wilson

Boone County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, June 14, 1933

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Roger Isaac Wilson

Sheriff Roger Wilson and Sergeant Benjamin Booth, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, were shot and killed at the intersection of Highway 40 and Highway 63 following a bank robbery that had occurred in Mexico, Missouri.

The officers were stopping cars at the intersection to ask motorists if they had seen the suspect vehicle. They stopped a car unrelated to the robbery when the two occupants exited and opened fire on them.

A 17-month investigation by law enforcement officials followed and both suspects were apprehended. Both were convicted of the murders. One was sentenced to life in prison while the other was sentenced to death and subsequently executed on December 18th, 1936. Neither suspect had been involved in original the bank robbery, and it was never determined why they killed Sergeant Booth and Sheriff Wilson.

Officer Wilson died just two days after his 43rd birthday. He was survived by his wife, five children, and his mother.

He is buried in Nashville Cemetery in Boone County, Missouri.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

traffic stop

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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 Boone County.


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June 14, 2023

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