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James Art Wilson

June 1, 2013
(Left to right) Beltrami County Sheriff’s Deputies Lee Anderson and Scott Wherley note the location of a humble footstone in Kelliher’s Fairview Cemetery. Buried in the grave is James Art Wilson, the only sheriff’s deputy to die in the line of duty in the 115-year existence of the force. Anderson and Wherley are seeking any remaining family members for help in creating a memorial for Wilson, killed Nov. 16, 1923. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
A place of honor: Sheriff’s deputies hope to create a memorial for fellow deputy killed in 1923
June 1, 2013 - 10:49pm