Deputy Sheriff William Obra Wilson

Deputy Sheriff William Obra Wilson

Chilton County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, February 26, 1984

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William Obra Wilson

Deputy Bill Wilson suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to apprehend an inmate during a jailbreak.

Deputy Wilson was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Chilton County Sheriff's Office for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

correctional Facility, escape attempt

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Deputy Sheriff Wilson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 26, 2024

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