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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Sir it has been my honor to get to know your mom on this FB page we met on watching a trial. She’s incredibly strong. We got to talking about what my husband does and she got to tell me about her loss of you. Thank you for you service. Please watch over my husband as he patrols the streets here on earth. Your mom and I talked about her loss of you and my loss of my brother. Maybe you’ve met up there. I’ll tell my brother to go find you.

T. Pratt
Wife of Srgt

March 23, 2018

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