Patrolman Grady Van Wilson

Patrolman Grady Van Wilson

Camden Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, June 18, 1973

Grady Van Wilson

Patrolman Grady Wilson was accidentally shot and killed while attending a training course at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in East Camden, Arkansas. Following a training course he and his roommate returned to their dorm room and were practicing techniques.

The roommate pointed his revolver at Patrolman Wilson, and thinking it was unloaded, pulled the trigger. The weapon discharged and struck Patrolman Wilson in the abdomen. Patrolman Wilson was transported to Ouachita County Hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

Patrolman Wilson had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 18, 2015

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