Officer who "didn't take this job" to make friends honored with a special letter
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A close friend of fallen Charlotte county sheriff's deputy Mike Wilson recently told 4 In Your Corner he was known for saying this about his job: "I didn't take this job to make friends."
Sgt. Wilson was shot and killed during a domestic violence call last week.
The former Charlotte county sheriff said Sgt. Wilson was a fair manager who held his deputies to a high standard.
And, as his work on the Street Crimes unit showed, he was tough on criminals.
The irony is that the man who said he didn't take the job "to make friends" left behind countless friends who loved and admired him.
And his legacy also includes building a sene of community between law enforcement and the community.
In an open letter to the community, Sgt. Ingrid Sebastian writes, "We sometimes forget that there is a whole world of considerate and caring people out there that support us and the job we do."
"During this procession, i saw thousands of our charlotte county citizens respectfully standing by the side of the road, in the heat, waving flags, giving thumbs up and saluting as we passed."
"Our views get dark every now and then and i would like to thank these compassionate people of charlotte county for displaying a light today that will keep that darkness at bay for a long time. Bravo!"