Patrolman Grady Van Wilson

Patrolman Grady Van Wilson

Camden Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, June 18, 1973

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Grady Van Wilson

Patrolman Grady Wilson was accidentally shot and killed while attending a training course at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in East Camden, Arkansas.

Following a training course, he and his roommate returned to their dorm room and were practicing techniques. The roommate pointed his revolver at Patrolman Wilson and pulled the trigger, thinking it was unloaded. The weapon discharged and struck Patrolman Wilson in the abdomen. Patrolman Wilson was transported to Ouachita County Hospital, where he succumbed to the wound.

Patrolman Wilson had been with the Camden Police Department for one year and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)


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Rest in peace Patrolman Wilson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 18, 2020

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