Officer William Joseph Wilder

Sgt Benjamin GrahamPolice Officer William Joseph Wilder

On June 20 1969 we lost our Brother, Police Officer William Joseph Wilder in the line of duty. During a struggle Officer Wilder suffered a heart attack and died.  Officer Wilder was off duty when he responded to a family disturbance involving teenager in his neighborhood, placing himself on-duty to help stop the disturbance a struggle ensued, it was during that struggle that Officer Wilder suffered a massive heart attack and died. Due to circumstances of his being off duty and placing himself on duty it took nearly a year for his death to be determined a Line of Duty death. But in the end because he came to the aid of one of his neighbors, his death was determined to be a line of duty related death.

We his brothers and Sisters of the Baltimore Police Department won’t let him be forgotten, RIP Officer Wilder - May you never be forgotten - "Your service "Honored" the City of Baltimore, and the Baltimore Police Department"

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More details

End of Watch 20 June, 1969
City, St. City, St.
Panel Number 1
Cause of Death Heart Attack



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