Sergeant Earl P. Wilkins

Sergeant Earl P. Wilkins

Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, April 9, 1968

Earl P. Wilkins

Sergeant Wilkins was struck and killed by a drunk driver on I-264 near Rodman Avenue. Sergeant Wilkins and his motorcycle were parked on a grassy area off of the highway when the drunk driver struck them. He was assigned to the I-264 overpass for surveillance during the Martin Luther King riots.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Sgt. Wilkins,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Portsmouth. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 9, 2018

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