Police Officer Kevin B. Wilkins Atlantic City Police Department New Jersey End of Watch: Thursday, February 18, 2010 Biographical Info Age: 31 Tour of Duty: 2 years Badge Number: 846 Incident Details Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental) Date of Incident: Thursday, February 18, 2010 Weapon Used: Officer's handgun Officer Kevin Wilkins was accidentally shot and killed as he attempted to install a rubber grip on his service pistol. He had removed the magazine from his service pistol but neglected to remove the round from the chamber. As he installed the grip the weapon discharged and he was struck in the face. Nearby officers immediately called for assistance and provided aid, but Officer Wilkins succumbed to the wound approximately 15 minutes later. Officer Wilkins had served with the Atlantic City Police Department for two years. He is survived by his father, three siblings, and fiancee. Agency Contact Information Atlantic City Police Department 2711 Atlantic Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Phone: (609) 347-5780 Please contact the Atlantic City Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.