BART Police mourn death of officer killed in plane crash


BART Police mourn death of officer killed in plane crash

Officer Craig Wilson Joined BART Police in August 2003

BART Police are wearing mourning bands on their badges as they grieve over the death of one of their own: 36-year-old Officer Craig Wilson.

BART Police Chief Gary Gee requested all police staff to wear the bands until after the funeral service of Officer Wilson and his 37-year-old wife Michele. The two died when the small plane they were passengers in crashed in the mountains of Nevada Saturday afternoon as they were returning home from celebrating their wedding anniversary in Las Vegas. The couple leaves behind three young children.

Wilson joined BART in August 2003. "This is a tremendous loss to the BART Police family," Chief Gee said. "Officer Wilson was a bright, dedicated and promising member of the force. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family in their time of grief."

The pilot of the small plane was Erik Nunn, Officer Wilson's neighbor as well as a candidate for supervisor of Contra Costa County District 5. Nunn's wife also died in the crash. Nunn and his wife were celebrating their anniversary with the Wilson's. BART has no details of the cause of the accident.