In Remembrance of Detective George W Wilson

Detective George W Wilson
Council Bluffs Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, July 29, 1907

Detective George Wilson died from gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle on Harrison St near Mt Vernon.  Wilson was attempting to apprehend a man who had earlier shot and wounded Patrolman William H Richardson.  Chief of Police George H Richmond described Wilson as “absolutely fearless.”   The Daily Nonpareil described Wilson as “big of body, a man of unusual physical power, devoted to duty and firm.”  The newspaper also called him clean, square, true, brave, honest, cool-headed, and fair.

Detective Wilson had served with the Council Bluffs Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.  Hundreds attended his funeral service and burial at Walnut Hill Cemetery.