Auxiliary Trooper Ormand Franklin Watkins

Auxiliary Trooper Ormand Franklin Watkins

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, April 11, 1971

Ormand Franklin Watkins

Trooper Ormand Watkins was shot and killed after stopping a reckless driver. During the stop it was determined that the man was drunk. The suspect gained control of Trooper Watkins gun and fatally wounded him. He also shot and wounded a trooper who was on the scene. Trooper Watkins killer was sentenced to 30 years; he served 10 and was then pardoned by Governor George Wallace.

Trooper Watkins had been with the agency for six months. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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