Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo. police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, has ties to Southeast Texas. His father, and other family members live in Orange, and have been advised by legal council not to speak to media until after the legal process has been completed.

Wilson’s dad, John Wilson, posted a photo of him recently receiving recognition by his police department. The senior Wilson wrote “Very proud of my son, Darren Wilson on his receiving a commendation from his police department. Congratulations son.

John Wilson’s Facebook page has since been deactivated, and he has stated that none of the family is speaking publicly, under the advice of attorneys.

Darren Wilson has been placed on paid leave pending results of the shooting.


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