Deputy Sheriff Tom Rye Wilson, III

Deputy Sheriff Tom Rye Wilson, III

Warren County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, May 17, 2009

Add to My Heroes

Tom Rye Wilson, III

Deputy Sheriff Tom Wilson was killed in an automobile crash on U.S. 61 while responding to a call.

He had heard dispatchers checking on an ambulance crew that had been sent to a call and volunteered to check on their well-being.

As he responded to the scene, his patrol car hydroplaned after hitting a spot of standing water near Grange Hall Road and overturned. Deputy Wilson suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputy Wilson had served with the Warren County Sheriff's Office for one year and had previously served with the Vicksburg Police Department for 16 years. He is survived by his wife, son, parents, and brother.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge WC-44

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

Most Recent Reflection

View all 117 Reflections

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Wilson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 19, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.