Patrolman Donald L. Wilkins

Patrolman Donald L. Wilkins

Colonie Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, June 15, 1956

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Donald L. Wilkins

Patrolman Donald Wilkins was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a previous accident on Albany-Schenectady Road (modern day Central Avenue) at Highland Avenue.

He was taking photographs of the accident scene when he was struck and suffered severe injuries. He died as the result of his injuries the following day. The driver of the car that struck him was charged with operating at a dangerous speed.

Patrolman Wilkins had served with the Colonie Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, and and two siblings.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 14

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 14, 1956

accident investigation

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our department and community. You will forever be remembered and honored.

Patrolman Allan C. Secor
Colonie Police Department

June 15, 2019

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