Shane Wilson, 27, was the overnight on-call detective and was responding to a home invasion call in November when he was struck and killed by an SUV headed the wrong way on Interstate 20, Doraville Police have said.
Wilson’s relatives were preparing for the Public Safety Memorial ceremony in Forsyth this week and learned by chance that a memorial committee had decided to leave his name off the memorial, they told WSB-TV. His widow, Katy Wilson, says she doesn’t understand the decision.
“I don’t see how people could be that heartless,” she said.
Criteria for being part of the Georgia memorial includes having been killed in the line of duty, Tim Bearden, director of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, told WSB.
The committee will reconsider whether to add Wilson’s name, Bearden said, but that would not happen until next year