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 I-35. The 33-year-old driver crashed into the car and Officer Wisdom 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 and 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

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Hey Rookie! Today I stopped by here to just reflect on my friends lost to the job. I'm in NY now, ( Don't ask) and am working on a new project that involves local Peer Support, C.O.P.S. and our Veterans Chaplin support group. Been retired now 12 years but you're on my mind often. Training you was such a pleasure and I embark on this new venture in honor of you and my other friends who died.
God Bless Brother.

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth PD Retired

February 1, 2022

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