Detective Robert Shane Wilson

Detective Robert Shane Wilson

Doraville Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, November 14, 2011

Robert Shane Wilson

Detective Shane Wilson was killed when his vehicle was struck head-on by a drunk driver on I-20 in DeKalb County.

He was off duty, but on call as part of his department's SWAT team, when he was contacted by dispatchers and directed to respond to a home invasion call in Doraville. The collision occurred as he drove to the crime scene. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

The 41-year-old suspect, who had a prior DUI conviction, was convicted of vehicular homicide and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Detective Wilson had served with the Doraville Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, 8-year-old-son, and parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1143

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years

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I was honored to ride along side your mom during the Police Unity Tour. What a wonderful woman! I am inspired by knowing her, and I know you were very loved during your years here with us. Please keep her and all of us in your heavenly prayers. You will remain in my heart until (with any luck) I join you and all the heavenly heros. Blessings to Gayle and Jim, as well as all your extended family.

Ellen Dinwiddie Smith
Surviving sister of Killeen (Texas) Police Detective & Swat Team Member Charles “Chuck” David Dinwiddie #cd63. EOW 5/11/14.

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