May 28, 1968 - May
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.