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Patrolman Cornelius Wilson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, May 1, 1919

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Reflections for Patrolman Cornelius Wilson

This man was married to my great aunt Amy Jean Pettiford Wilson. I remember hearing the story of his death in the line of duty I just didn't know all of the circumstances.

He was married to my Aunt so he was my Uncle by marriage.

July 29, 2023

Your selfless actions that day are the true definition of heroism. Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

May 1, 2021

Rest in peace.


January 20, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your EOW. Never forgotten.

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

May 1, 2019

Officer Wilson's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 7-9-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

July 9, 2018

My heart goes out to this man who was so dedicated that he was willing to question criminals while off-duty. His dedication cost him his life. That is to die with honor and dignity. A fallen hero. May he forever rest in peace for he paid the ultimate price.

P.O. Kimbelry C. Marshall
Chicago Police (retired)

December 15, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 6, 2013

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

Officer 11166

April 30, 2012

It has been 82 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice, but that does not diminish its importance. Your dedication to duty is proved by your investigation while off-duty. It is a sign of true professionalism. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

April 29, 2011



May 1, 2008

Researching said PO for a picture for memorial plaque.
President of Arists/Cops/Artisans/Police OfficerS
Any and all assistance greatly appreciated
Have various photos of Black officers
from that time 1917-1919

Ptllmn. Lloyd N. Taylor (Retired)
Chicago Police Dept.

July 20, 2007

I believe this is my great great great uncle - if his sister was Odessa & his brother was Ward. This is he. I am researching my family & i hope that this is one of the missing links. though i did not of course know this man. i was told that he had many acomplishments.

no rank, Nickiya Palmer
I think this is my great-great uncle

January 29, 2007

Sir, May you Rest safe in the Arms of The Lord.Thank you for your service.

May 1, 2006

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