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Tuesday marks 24 years since Officer Jimmy Wilson, Jr. died on duty

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Posted at 10:25 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 23:25:40-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Twenty four years ago Tuesday, Officer Jimmy Wilson, Jr. was shot and killed while protecting the streets of Omaha.

On August 20, 1995, Officer Wilson, 24, made a routine traffic stop. Gang members got out of their vehicle and fatally shot him.

The Omaha Police Department posted the following statement today in honor of the fallen officer: