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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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 3, 2020

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