Officer Brent David Wisdom

Officer Brent David Wisdom

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 2, 1992

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Brent David Wisdom

Officer Brent Wisdom was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver while assisting a disabled motorist with a flat tire on the I-35 near Seminary Drive.

The 33-year-old driver crashed into the patrol car pinning Officer Wisdom between the patrol vehicle and the disabled car, severing his legs. He was transported to Harris Methodist Hospital where he succumbed to the massive head injuries and lower body trauma 4 hours later.

The drunk driver had a blood alcohol count of 0.25 at the time of the incident. He was sentenced to 15 years in jail for Officer Wisdom's death. He was denied parole in 1996 but told he would have another hearing in 1999.

Officer Wisdom had served with the Fort Worth Police Department for only six months. He is survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 2567

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

disabled motorist, DUI

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Brent, I stopped by today to let you know I have NEVER forgotten about you..I will.NEVER forget sitting in the mall parking lot waiting for you to finish changing that tire when all hell broke lose. We were fixing to go eat dinner. Well, today we would be retired old veteran buddy. its been over 30 years now. We can still go 46 one day and redeeming a rain check. I still get choked up everytime I stop by to see you and write you. Our badge numbers were like one number apart. We were those close together and still are today.
Rest in peace brother

Chip Ferguson (F.C. Ferguson 2565)
Former FWPD

June 4, 2023

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