Detective William Alberto Wilkins

Detective William Alberto Wilkins

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, January 12, 2001

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William Alberto Wilkins

Detective William Wilkins was accidentally shot and killed by other officers while on an undercover narcotics stakeout.

Detective Wilkins noticed a stolen car speeding by and gave chase. He caught the vehicle and was arresting the suspect at gunpoint. Uniformed patrolmen arrived on the scene and shot Detective Wilkins, who was in plainclothes. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Detective Wilkins had been employed with the Oakland Police Department for seven years, and is survived by his wife and 10-month-old son.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 11, 2001

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