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
Officer Wilson, 62, had been with the department for 37 years.
was the father-in-law of Officer Carl Bickett also killed in the line of
duty in 1921.
Article by Brent Marchant