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Allen in Hillsdale County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Assistant Chief Wilson

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 28, 2019
1. Assistant Chief Wilson Marker
Inscription.  
Assistant Chief Wilson
End of watch: December 21, 1954
2130 Hours
Age: 35
Years of service: 4

Village police officers Ivan Wilson and Gerald Chase stopped Elmer Anderson for having a light out. Unbeknownst to the officers, the driver had just robbed a store. Noting suspicious behavior from Anderson, Chase searched the car. An unprovoked attack left Wilson fatally shot and Chase injured. Anderson was later fatally shot by an Ohio State Trooper near Fayette, while attempting to arrest him.

Time never diminishes respect.

Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Allen Police Dept.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement.
 
Location. 41° 57.383′ N, 84° 46.217′ W. Marker is in Allen, Michigan, in Hillsdale County. Marker is on West Chicago Street (U.S. 12) 0.4 miles east of South Allen Road North, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Allen MI 49227, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Moses Allen (within shouting distance of this marker); Allens' Own Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

Assistant Chief Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 28, 2019
2. Assistant Chief Wilson Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Allen Civil War Monument (approx. half a mile away); Allen World War Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Site of First Log Cabin in Hillsdale County (approx. half a mile away); Wayside Memorial Park (approx. 5.7 miles away); Litchfield World War II Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Quincy Public Library (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allen.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 28, 2021