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May 21, 2013

Officer’s name is finally added to memorial

MONROE — The name of a Doraville police officer killed while responding to a call has been added to a memorial to fallen officers after relatives questioned an earlier decision to exclude him from it.

Relatives of 27-year-old Robert Shane Wilson were preparing to attend the Public Safety Memorial ceremony in May 2012 when they learned his name would be left off. Officials said at the time that criteria for the memorial included being killed in the line of duty.

Doraville police said Wilson was the overnight on-call detective and was responding to a home invasion call when he was killed by a wrong-way driver in 2011.

WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/163i2qZ) that Wilson’s name was among eight added to Georgia’s Public Safety Memorial wall in Monroe County Monday after a committee reconsidered the earlier decision.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

 

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