Trooper Wilson A. Atkins, Jr.

Trooper Wilson A. Atkins, Jr.

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, July 3, 1988

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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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Wilson Atkins was my friend, and a fine husband and father. He was proud to be a member of the Arkansas State Police, and he served the people of the State of Arkansas with Dignity and Honor. Thirty years have passed since his passing, and he is greatly missed. We had spent the day at the firing range shortly before his passing. We passed the time as friends often do. Wilson was a person of conviction and faith, with great love for his family. I miss him ...

Sr. Corporal John E. West, Retired
Arkansas State Police

July 9, 2018

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