Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

City Marshal Charles C. Wilson

Oceanside Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 4, 1889

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Reflections for City Marshal Charles C. Wilson

Merry Christmas Cowboy! Never Forget!

Detective Matt Lyons, Ret. (Historian)
Oceanside Police Department

December 27, 2023

On this Independence Day!
We Remember!
City Marshal C.C. Wilson
EOW: July 4th, 1889

Detective Matt Lyons, Retired
Oceanside Police Department, California

July 4, 2023

Rest in Peace, Cowboy!

Detective Matt Lyons, Retired
Oceanside Police Department

July 3, 2023

RIP, Marshal C.C. Wilson ...
Never Forgotten!

Detective, Retired
Oceanside Police Department, California

February 5, 2022

Never Forgotten!

Examiner Matt Lyons

September 28, 2021

We Remember! Never Forgotten!
City Marshal C.C. Wilson
EOW: July 4th, 1889.

Examiner Matt Lyons, F.P.

July 4, 2021

No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

Marshal Charles "C.C." Wilson was buried at Buena Vista Cemetery. He was the first Oceanside law officer to die in the line of duty in 1889, in the early morning of July 4th. Wilson was gunned down by cowboy, John Murray, a nephew of San Luis Rey Rancher Benjamin F. Hubbert. The City of Oceanside, about to celebrate the 4th of July, instead mourned the loss of their City Marshal. Never Forgotten!

SA Matthew Lyons, F.P.

July 1, 2020

I am the great great grandchild of CC Wilson. I have always known he died in the line of duty and been proud of that sacrifice. When I became aware of this site, it warmed my heart that his devotion to the people of Oceanside is remembered by fellow officers whom he would be proud to call brothers. Thank you Marshal Wilson and all that have followed you.

Wendy Goodwin

March 15, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 4, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 13, 2015


Matt Lyons

June 20, 2014

With much gratitude to City Marshall Wilson for his sacrifice and to Oceanside Police Corporal Matt Lyons for making sure the Marshall has been remembered on this site at least since 2003.

Mark Peifer
Citizen of O'side.

April 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Marshal Wilson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

RIP Marshal! Your sacrifice is not without reason and purpose! Oceanside has become a great city in a great nation! You are the reason!

Corporal Matt Lyons

July 5, 2011

Its been 122 years, but you are not forgotten. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

C. Yarbrough

July 4, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

To Matt Lyons: Thank you for your dedication in seeing that fallen officers are not forgotten and that they are honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 4, 2010

Yours is not forgotten!

"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything!"

RIP Cowboy!

Officer Matt Lyons

December 21, 2009

Your date of sacrifice is soon upon us and people remember who are and what you sacrificed! Let we forget!

Police Corporal Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department

June 16, 2008

Rest in Peace! You are not forgotten!

Police Corporal Matt Lyons (Historian)
Oceanside Police Department, Cal

May 16, 2008

Rest in Peace Marshal!

Police Corporal Matt Lyons (Historian)
Oceanside Police Department, Cal

January 21, 2008

On this 4th we will never forget the sacrifice you made! RIP Marshal Wilson!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department

July 4, 2007



May 14, 2007

We lost another recently! Say hi to Danny Bessant and show him the ropes! He appreciated our OPD fallen officers and his legacy is much like yours. A solid citizen and lawman!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department

December 26, 2006

Rest in Peace! Lest we Forget!

Matt Lyons

August 16, 2006

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