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 . Earl Wilkins was a gentleman, a friend, and a fine member of the Law enforcement Family. I spent several years working with him as a Radio Tech, And as a fellow Scout Master with the troop , sponsored by the PPD. It was with much sorrow that I had to respond that night to recover what was left. My thoughts are with you as they are for the PPD. and those who have served with distinction.

Radio Tech Supervisor (Retired)
Virginia State Police

January 4, 2015

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