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Name : Wilson, John H.A. 

Rank: Det.

Shield #: 15182 Command: 001 Pct.
Date of Death: 1937-09-23   Cause of Death: Shot-Robbery
 Patrolman Wilson was shot and killed when he attempted to apprehended three men for robbery.

Patrolman Wilson was on a traffic post when he was informed of a robbery taking place on the second floor of 35 Fulton Street, Manhattan. Patrolman Wilson drew his revolver and entered the location. When he got to the second floor, he observed that two men were tied up. Before he could take any action, one suspect hit Patrolman Wilson in the head with the butt of a gun, knocking him the the floor. Patrolman Wilson was able to get to his knees and open fire, but was shot and killed by the three suspects.

Two suspects were later apprehended and charged with first-degree murder. They were convicted and sentenced to death. Both suspects were executed at Sing Sing State Prison on January 5, 1939.

Patrolman Wilson had served with the New York City Police Department for 11 years and was survived by his wife and three children. He was assigned to the 1st Precinct.
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Comments from Friends    
Rest in peace brother.

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 7, 2006, 12:17 pm

You are not forgotten, the First still remembers you. RIP brother.
— Rob
Posted: February 6, 2008, 1:19 am

Ptl Wilson , you may have passed but you will never be forgotten. You ran into trouble when others were running away. We pray for you. Rest in Peace John H,A.
— Tommy
Posted: September 24, 2013, 7:53 am

John we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: September 23, 2014, 6:13 am

Just to clear up any confusion, Wilson was a Patrolman, not a Detective. May he rest in peace.
— Sam Katz
Posted: March 3, 2015, 3:48 pm

Patrolman Wilson was my great grandfather. Even though you were taken too soon, your family has never forgotten you. RIP great grandpa!
— Micheil
Posted: March 22, 2017, 7:01 am



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