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Police Officer Kevin B. Wilkins | Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey

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Kevin B. Wilkins

Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 846

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer Kevin Wilkins was accidentally shot and killed as he attempted to install a rubber grip on his service pistol.

He had removed the magazine from his service pistol but neglected to remove the round from the chamber. As he installed the grip the weapon discharged and he was struck in the face.

Nearby officers immediately called for assistance and provided aid, but Officer Wilkins succumbed to the wound approximately 15 minutes later.

Officer Wilkins had served with the Atlantic City Police Department for two years. He is survived by his father, three siblings, and fiancee.

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