Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer James B. Wilson, Jr.

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Sunday, August 20, 1995

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Reflections for Officer James B. Wilson, Jr.

I remember listening to the celebration of life on the radio as I was driving through town on my way back home to Des Moines. Vehicles were driving with their "brights" on in reverence. Very impactful.
His sister gave a very memorable eulogy... "Touched you last".
Enjoy the day! (James 1:2-3 NIV)

Dan Eilers
Neighbor from a neighbor state

May 4, 2023

Jimmy Wilson responded to my call for help when my jilted ex was harassing me. He was such a nice man and this world is a worse place without him. I will never forget his kindness

Jenna Everhart

January 7, 2023

Officer Wilson, I am angered to read the details of your murder by these cowards. They had no souls. I have to believe that our Lord opened His arms to you and sat you at His side. I pray that your family and all those that loved you here will somehow heal and find peace. I thank you for your brave service; your time here was too short. Rest in Peace, Sir.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

August 31, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 20, 2020

Thinking of you and your loved ones.


August 20, 2020

Officer Wilson,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Omaha. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 20, 2020

Rest In Peace Officer Wilson.

Sergeant Major(Ret) Dwaine Sutter
Omaha Native

August 20, 2018


Ret. TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga State Patrol

August 21, 2015

jimmy was a great baseball player and I had the pleasure of knowing him through my daughters and jimmy's sister, kim. he danced in swing choir with one of my kids. he was a special person and he will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts.

louise houle
a friend

August 20, 2015

Rest in Peace Ofc. Wilson

Sgt. Paul M. Wilson (ret)
Spanish Fort Police (AL)

August 20, 2015

The Promise: Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Tranist Police Department, Ohio

August 20, 2015

Jimmy, we shared a birthday October 11. You were 1 year older but you looked out for me. I remember the day you were shot and killed. I was working at a no where job on the corner of 85th and Blondo. I remember all of the police cars speeding down the street northbound. Little did I know you were in trouble. When I found out what happened, I wished that I could trade places with you. You see, you had your stuff together unlike me, I was just drifting. Your senseless death made me take a good look at myself and change my ways. I can't thank you enough for your service. God speed.


May 27, 2015

As another great soul that is laid to rest today officer
Kerrie orozco you guys are deeply missed rip


May 26, 2015

I worked with Jimmy when he decided to leave Benchmark Computer Systems to become an Omaha Police officer. I traveled as a sales rep from Des Moines to Omaha weekly and would grab dinner with Jimmy. He was a great friend and when I heard of the tragedy I drove over for visitation. I will never forget seeing the officers on horseback outside the funeral home and how they honored my friend. God Bless you Jimmy.

Susan Bonnicksen

May 21, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 25, 2014

Jimmy Wilson will not be forgotten.


July 25, 2014

At the time of this incident I was 12 year veteran working the streets of Omaha. I was given the great honor to guard Jimmy Wilson seniors home during the funeral. Senior was also a police officer at the time and someone I called friend. After the funeral I had to patrol the streets with a heavy heart. What made it easier was the citizens of Omaha turning their headlights on to pay honor to Jimmy and all officers. A day I will never forget!

Retired Police Officer Gerald N. Paul 3
Omaha Police

January 8, 2014

Jimmy, you are always in our thoughts. We miss your sweet smile. What a friend you were.

Rich and Scott Wells

August 21, 2013

Rest in peace . I remember that day like it was yesterday . I remember the funeral and the deep sorrow of it . The pain was for not just Jimmy but his family and his community . One wonders what we really lost he was so young and might have done such wonderful things . It is not easy knowing he died because of some little gangster having a gun in his hand .

Omaha citizen
Part of the family/community he left behind

August 21, 2013

We still have our Jimmy Wilson Jr., Foundation sweatshirts and will never part with them. I remember seeing cars all over Omaha being driven with their headlights on as a sign of respect and mourning. This was long before 'day runner' lights were the norm. RIP, Jimmy. We love you.

Cathy Hart

August 21, 2013

Rest in Peace Hero and friend.

Friend of Police and Fire

August 20, 2013

Thank you Officer Wilson for serving the City and people of Omaha. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

John Shrimpton

August 20, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

August 20, 2013

I was working in an Omaha radio newsroom the night officer Wilson was murdered. I heard his last radio transmission that terrible Sunday.I was reminded of that night today when I learned MIT officer Collier was gunned down while still in his vehicle just like officer Wilson. God bless them both for their service and sacrifice.

DeAnn Bright

April 19, 2013

Today while sitting at home with my family, for some reason I began to think of you. Your sacrifice is still not forgotten , and as a fellow brother that walks the thin blue line, it never will. Godspeed.

Carter Lake P.D

Carter Lake P.D

March 31, 2013

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