Patrolman William Tom Wilson

Patrolman William Tom Wilson

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, February 23, 1928

William Tom Wilson

Patrolman Tom Wilson was shot and killed after stopping home, at 28 Royal Street, for lunch while walking his beat.

When Patrolman Wilson stopped home, which was on his beat, he found a man inside his house. The officer had acted as a peacemaker for the man the previous day by counseling his domestic problems. The intrusion into the officer's home led to an argument between Patrolman Wilson and the suspect. Without provocation the suspect produced a gun and fired on Patrolman Wilson, striking him in the abdomen.

The subject was tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Wilson had served with the Dayton Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

at home

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May God bless his soul. So very sad to ever read, or hear where one of our own brave police officers are harmed, no matter what situation or how long ago it may have been. They're Americas own heroes.

Karen D. Gaur
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February 25, 2015

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