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November 21, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Fallen Seattle police officer honored — 76 years later

Olof F. Wilson

In a touching ceremony this afternoon at police headquarters, the daughter of Olof F. Wilson, a Seattle police officer who was killed in the line of duty 76 years ago, accepted the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor on her father’s behalf.

State Attorney General Rob McKenna draped the medal around the neck of Fayetta Ready , 89, at the ceremony in front of the Memorial Wall in the lobby of police headquarters.

Wilson was killed on March 31, 1935, when he was struck by a speeding car driven by a drunken driver on West Dravus Street. The driver fled, but was arrested a short distance away.

Wilson died from massive injuries, but his family had not been awarded the medal in his honor until today.

To read more about Seattle police officers killed in the line of duty, click here.

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