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Photograph: Senior Constable John Atkinson

Patch image: Windsor Police Service, Ontario

Senior Constable John Atkinson
Windsor Police Service

End of Watch: Friday, May 5, 2006

Biographical Info
Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 15 years
Badge Number: 6744

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, May 5, 2006
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life

Constable Atkinson was shot and killed while questioning two suspicious men he observed at a convenience store in a residential area. While questioning the men one of them produced a handgun and opened fire.

Despite being wounded, Constable Atkinson was able to return fire as the suspects fled. Two 18-year-old men were arrested a short time later.

The suspect who shot Constable Atkinson was sentenced to life in prison on November 2, 2007.

Constable Atkinson had served with the agency for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

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