Police Officer William F. Wilson

Police Officer William F. Wilson

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, February 6, 1923

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William F. Wilson

Officer Wilson and Officer Earl Hackert were killed in an automobile as they and two other officers left the fair grounds. Their car was riding in the streetcar tracks but left the tracks near Van Buren and Snelling Streets. When they attempted to get back into the streetcar tracks the vehicle went out of control and struck a building. Officer Hackert and Officer Wilson were killed and the other two officers were injured when bricks and iron beams from the building fell onto the car.
Officer Wilson had been with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Officer Wilson,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Paul.


United States Border Patrol

February 6, 2023

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