Ceremony honors Seattle officer killed in line of duty in 1935

Today, November 21st, the Seattle Police Department honored Seattle Police Officer Olof F. Wilson with the Medal of Honor.  On March 31st, 1935, at approximately 10:06 pm, Officer Wilson was killed in the line of duty as he was walking his assigned beat along West Dravus Street.  He was crossing at 15th Avenue West to answer a call from a police call box when he was struck by a speeding automoblie driven by a drunk driver.  Officer Olof Wilson died at the scene.

Officer Wilson’s daughter Fayetta Ready and her family were on hand to accept the Medal of Honor from Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna.  A special thank you to Mr. McKenna and the Medal of Honor Committee, as well as the Seattle Police Department Honor Guard for organizing today’s ceremony.