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May 28, 1968 - May 05, 2006

In Loving Memory

Why He Died

Atkinson, 37, a Windsor police officer, was fatally shot Friday when he approached two people involved in an alleged drug transaction near a convenience store parking lot.

Police have said Atkinson was dressed in street clothes and did not have his gun drawn. He flashed his badge at two teenagers and one of them allegedly shot the father of two.

I have always had a great deal of compassion for people, especially for those who risk their lives to save others.  I have learned allot about Constable John Atkinson since his passing.  In the area where he was killed the community has been leaving flowers, letters and stuff animals.  I left a jumbo dog and bear stuffed animal for John's children and a porcelain rose and letter for his wife Shelly.  The city held a candle light vigil along the river front and I brought my therapy dog Moses and a porcelain rose for John's mother.  A massive amount of officers came to John's funeral and I came and spoke to his family.  It is believed that John assisted in my sister's rescued when she attempted suicide but with all gratitude the officers saved my sister's life.

Atkinson Family

There are no words to express my sorrow for you and what you have to face.  I pray that you reach out to the Lord for strength and comfort.  Even as media fades away I will still be thinking and praying for you always.

Windsor Police

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and thank-you for your honor.

If you would like to leave memories and condolences then please sign

John Atkinson's guest book.

Constable John Atkinson's Guest Book


Atkinson Family Trust Fund

A Trust Fund has been established at Toronto Dominion Bank and Toronto Dominion Trust for John's Children, Mitchell 9years and Nicole, 7 years.  In the 'pay to' line print: Windsor Police Association “In Trust”  In the memo line print: Atkinson Children Account #3880-5218729.  Donations can be made directly at any TD Bank or Trust Branch in Canada.  Donations can also be forwarded to the Windsor Police Association at 2510 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario Canada, N8X 1L4.