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Police Officer Walter S. Wilkins | Augusta Police Department, Georgia Augusta Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer

Walter S. Wilkins

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, February 25, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Wilkins was accidentally shot and killed by a business owner who mistook him for a burglar. The owner fired two loads of shot into Officer Wilkins' face as he was checking his back door to make sure it was locked.

Officer Wilkins was survived by his expectant wife

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He was my grandfather, and was shot and killed before my father was born. He and his wife had been married for 11 years and wanted a baby. They were finally going to have one,and he was so proud that he had already passed out cigars!! He was born on Nov,25th, died on Feb.25th, and my father (a jr.) was born July 25th 1907. I have all of the newspaper articles, and will be glad to give you all of the details. He was 30 yrs. at death. If you'd like more contact me. My phone# is . I donate what I can in Panama City, Fl. I will be 80yrs. my next birthday and am on SS !!

Mrs. Marilyn (Wilkins) Ballasso
granddaughter
January 30, 2013

 

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