Officer Bio

Robert E. Atkins Jr.

End of Watch: 1/26/1975

Age: 28

Rank: Patrolman

Agency: Summit Police Department

Length of Service: 4 years

County: Waukesha

Location On Memorial: II

Personal Information

Incident Surrounding Death

Officer Atkins and his partner, Officer Wayne Olson, were shot and killed in an ambush as they entered their squad car parked outside of the police station.  A 16 year old was arrested and admitted shooting the officers.