Trooper Wilson A. Atkins, Jr.

Trooper Wilson A. Atkins, Jr.

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, July 3, 1988

Wilson A. Atkins, Jr.

Trooper Wilson Atkins was struck and killed by a vehicle while issuing a ticket on I-40, near Brinkley.

He was explaining the citation to the driver when another vehicle veered onto the shoulder and struck him.

Trooper Atkins had served with the Arkansas State Police for 5-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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You are never forgotten. Thank you protecting the communities of Arkansas. God bless you, your family and fellow Troopers.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

July 4, 2017

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