As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
August 06, 2013
Fla. officer fatally shot responding to domestic disturbance
Officer Down: Michael Wilson - [Charlotte County, Florida]
PoliceOne Member since 02/14/2004
End of Service: 08/05/2013
By PoliceOne Staff
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — A Charlotte County officer was shot to death Monday night responding to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex.
Sergeant Michael Wilson, 42, was killed at the Lakes of Tuscana Apartment Homes in Port Charlotte, according to the Herald Tribune.
When the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team entered the building after midnight, they found the suspected shooter dead. The gunman’s cause of death has not been released.
Wilson, a 20-year veteran of the department, was a father of three and a school resource officer, according to ODMP.
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