He was survived by his wife and two sons.
Detective Wilmoth was shot and killed while conducting a drug raid on a house on Waterman Street. He entered the house behind a group of people who were visiting the location and identified himself. An occupant of the home opened fire with a .22 caliber rifle, fatally wounding Detective Wilmoth. Detective Wilmoth was able to return fire and kill the suspect.
Detective Wilmoth was assigned to the Special Operative Deployment Division.
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