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Police Officer Frank Wilkinson, Jr. | United States Department of Defense - Naval Weapons Station Charleston Police, U.S. Government United States Department of Defense - Naval Weapons Station Charleston Police, U.S. Government

Police Officer

Frank Wilkinson, Jr.

United States Department of Defense - Naval Weapons Station Charleston Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, December 16, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 254

Cause: Vehicular assault

Location: South Carolina

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Released from prison

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Police Officer Frank Wilkinson was struck and killed by a drunk driver while exiting his patrol car to assist another officer with a disabled vehicle on Dorchester Road at the entrance to the Hunley Park Naval Housing. After striking Officer Wilkinson the suspect stopped the vehicle and was taken into custody.

The driver was charged with felony DUI after failing several sobriety tests. The man plead guilty to manslaughter, served his sentence, and was released from prison.

Officer Wilkinson had served in law enforcement for a total of 19 years. He was survived by his five daughters.

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It's been 20 years since you left us, but our hearts will never let you go. We miss you dearly. I love you Daddy.

Vonetta Wilkinson-Mazyck
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December 20, 2013

 

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