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New Hero Search Melvin E. Wilson ("Mel")
- Jul. 25, 1920 -
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Wise County Police Dept. Patch
Resided: VA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 25, 1920
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 47 yrs. of age
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Dept: Wise County Police Dept.
VA   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Policeman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: VA   USA   Sun. Jul. 25, 1920
Summary: Policeman Mel Wilson was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest two men who had fired a gun and were drinking in Esserville at approximately 8:00 pm.

As he attempted to take the two men into custody one of them opened fire, killing him. One of the men was apprehended at the scene but the other one was able to escape.

Policeman Wilson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Philippine“American War. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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