Sergeant Mike Wilson
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Monday, August 5, 2013
Tour of Duty: 20 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: August 5, 2013
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Sheriff Bill Prummell
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office
7474 Utilities Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Phone: (941) 639-2101
Sergeant Mike Wilson was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex on Veterans Boulevard in Port Charlotte.
The subject who shot him was found dead a short time later.
Sergeant Wilson had served with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.
A Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Monday night while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a Port Charlotte apartment complex.
Cpl. Michael Wilson was fatally shot at the Lakes of Tuscana Apartments on Veterans Boulevard, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
Wilson, 42, was a 20-year veteran of the department.
A sheriff’s official said Tuesday morning Wilson had a wife and children, although they did not know the children’s ages.
The suspected shooter was found shortly after midnight. Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, entered an apartment and found the suspect dead inside.
Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said the agency’s SWAT team "responded with limited personnel and our BearCat armored protection vehicle."
"The tactical robot was deployed to assist with the suspect search," Rose said, adding, "Beyond that, it’s still an active investigation."
It was unclear from initial reports whether the apartment was the same unit to which Wilson had responded, was in the same complex or was located elsewhere.
Wilson was hired by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections deputy in 1992. Two years later he was reassigned to the patrol division.
A former Port Charlotte High School resource officer, Wilson was promoted to corporal in 2003, and served in the school resource division.