*** MEDIA STATEMENT ***
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Diego Police Officers Association Mourns the Loss of a Brother Killed in the Line of Duty
Donations to a trust fund for the fallen officer’s family can be made through the SDPOA Charity Fund.
San Diego, CA – October 28, 2010 – The San Diego Police Officers Association, Inc. (SDPOA) is saddened by the loss of one of our own, shot and killed by an armed felon late last night.
San Diego Police Officer Chris Wilson was shot at 11:11 pm while trying to arrest a suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon. Officer Wilson later succumbed to his wounds at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest. Officer Wilson was a 17-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department. He is survived by two children.
“There are few things harder in life than the loss of a brother,” said Brian R. Marvel, president of the San Diego Police Officers Association. “Officer Wilson displayed bravery, courage and a commitment to protecting San Diegans from a dangerous individual. His family and many friends are in our thoughts and prayers. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.”
Funeral arrangements will be made at a later date. The San Diego Police Officers Association has set up a trust fund for Officer Wilson’s family. Checks can be made payable to the SDPOA Charity Fund. Please write Officer Wilson in the memo line. Any donations (100%) will go directly to the family. Donations can be mailed to SDPOA, 8388 Vickers Street, San Diego, CA 92111.
The SDPOA is also accepting online donations through the following link: http://www.sdpoa.org/sdpoa-contactus.aspx
About the San Diego Police Officers Association
The San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA) is the only recognized bargaining unit for the over 1,800 members of the San Diego Police Department. The SDPOA was established in 1912 and incorporated in 1953 to assist San Diego police officers in issues related to wages, hours and working conditions. The SDPOA also aids members and their families in sickness, distress and death, and strives to improve social relations and welfare among the members. The San Diego Police Officers Association members include over 98% of the San Diego Police force and represent all ranks within the department, including the Chief of Police. Visit www.sdpoa.org.