Police Officer Jessica Ann Nagle-Wilson

Police Officer Jessica Ann Nagle-Wilson

Hazel Park Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, July 28, 2002

Jessica Ann Nagle-Wilson

Officer Jessica Nagle-Wilson was shot and killed when she responded to an animal complaint at a house on Jarvis Street at 2048 hours.

As she exited her patrol car, a man standing on the porch suddenly opened fire on her with a shotgun filled with No. 6 birdshot, striking her in the face, neck, and stomach. She was able to return fire and wounded the suspect. Although she was wearing her vest she suffered fatal wounds and succumbed to her wounds at the hospital.

The suspect was taken into custody at the hospital. The man was convicted of Officer Nagle-Wilson's murder in July 2003 and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Nagle-Wilson had been a member of the Hazel Park Police Department for just under two years, and is survived by her husband, who is also a police officer, parents, brother, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 7 months
  • Badge 233

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I do not know you. In fact, I was just in the 3rd grade when you gave your life for your community. I am now a police officer myself. I was recently listening to an audio book by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman called "On Combat". He spoke of your heroic actions on that day in 2002. I am grateful he shared your story in his book so as your sacrifice and actions will be honored. You are a true hero and warrior. You are an inspiration and I will be certain to remember your name and share your story. God bless your family and loved ones.

D. Hillestad
SD LEO

November 21, 2018

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