Wilson is credited with being instrumental in establishing an Internet child protection unit, for which he received the 2002 Leadership Award and the 2003 Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Service Award. During his career, Wilson also received the 2001 Casey Elliott Memorial Award, the 2009 Distinguished Service Award and a certificate of recognition from Chicago police for his interrogation of a murder suspect that resulted in charges, according to the city.
Xenia Police Division Chief Donald Person said Wilson’s leadership and mentoring will be missed.
“Captain Wilson can always be counted upon to do the right things for the right reason in a fair and just manner,” Person said in a prepared statement.
Capt. Kinley served in the U.S. Air Force prior to his service with the Xenia Fire Division, where he helped launch pre-hospital medicine programs and the department’s drone team, which help in searching for missing persons, according to the city.
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During his career, Kinley responded to several notable fires, including ones at Hooven and Allison, NAPA Auto Parts, OSSO Home Dairy Barn, Dayton Container, Walter Sellers Apartments and Deer Creek Apartments, according to the city.
Xenia Fire Chief Ken Riggsby described Kinley as “a true asset” and “always a dedicated firefighter, paramedic.”
“Captain Kinley helped advance the division’s mission of life safety and served energetically and with the utmost commitment to the public.”