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Patrolman Donald L. Wilkins | Colonie Police Department, New York Colonie Police Department, New York


Donald L. Wilkins

Colonie Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, June 15, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 6/14/1956

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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.

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Thinking about you today. Many thanks for your service to our country. RIP and my prayers be with your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian
June 15, 2016


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