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Hero Down: Crossville PD Det. Jason Wilson Dies After Asthma Attack

Crossville, TN – Crossville Police Department (CPD) Detective Jason Wilson died on Dec. 1 due to complications of an acute asthma attack.

The CPD announced the 40-year-old detective’s unexpected death in a press release on Dec. 3.

Det. Wilson, an “honored member” of the department, served as a State of Tennessee correctional officer before joining the CPD 12 years ago, according to the press release.

He recently graduated from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation State Academy for investigators after being nominated for the program by his administration, the CPD said in a press release at the time.

“The Crossville Police Department is proud that Detective Jason Wilson was chosen to participate in this year’s training and that he represented the City of Crossville and our community,” the statement read. “His dedication is a shining example of what it means to be a professional law enforcement officer.”

Det. Wilson was also a member of the CPD’s Honor Guard, and served as a baton instructor and defensive tactics instructor, according to his department.

“Our hearts are saddened and our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wilson family in their time of loss and sorrow,” the police department said. “Our agency is a family and we have lost a beloved brother, a devoted public servant and friend.”

“Jason, your watch has ended. You have served our city with distinction and honor. You will be forever missed. We love you,” the CPD’s press release read.

Det. Wilson leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Leah, and his daughters, Kellie, Ali, and Kiara.

He is also survived by his parents, siblings, mother-in-law, and “his special friends and family at the Crossville Police Department,” according to his obituary.

Det. Wilson was laid to rest on Tuesday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Crossville Police Department (CPD) Detective Jason Wilson, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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