Deputy Sheriff Sandra Belle Wilson

Deputy Sheriff Sandra Belle Wilson

Miller County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, December 10, 1991

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Sandra Belle Wilson

Deputy Sheriff Sandra Wilson was shot and killed by the suspect who shot and killed Deputy Leslie Roark of the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department.

Deputy Wilson was shot in the 100 block of North East Street in California, Missouri, when she got out of her patrol car while participating in the day-long search for the suspect. Sheriff Charles Smith of the Cooper County Sheriff's Department was shot when he ran to investigate the gunshots that killed Deputy Wilson.

The suspect was found guilty of capital murder and was executed on January 9, 2002.

Deputy Wilson had served with the Miller County Sheriff's Office for nine months. She was survived by her husband, son, daughter, and mother.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 5308

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 2002


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I shall never forget my early AM response to this shooting. I assumed command of the manhunt that led to the arrest of your and the other officer’s shooting death, an intense multi-agency response. I shall also never forget not immediately removing you from your position in the street as we had no idea where your killer was and if he was finished with his rampage. God bless you and keep you within his reach for eternity.

Captain, Retired
Missouri state Highway Patrol

December 11, 2021

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