KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Thomas J. Wilson
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, December 19, 1923
Age: 62
Tour of Duty: 37 years
Cause of death: Struck by car

On December 19, 1923, as Officer Wilson stepped from the corner of 41st and Troost, he was struck by a car. The car was driven by his friend, Louis Becker, a business man the City Market area. The first call to come into the Woodland station advising of the accident was taken by Betty Bickett, Officer Wilson's daughter. She ordered a ambulance for her father and then passed out. Officer Wilson died as a result of a broken neck.

Officer Wilson, 62, had been with the department for 37 years.

Officer Wilson was the father-in-law of Officer Carl Bickett also killed in the line of duty in 1921.

Article by Brent Marchant