William "Willie" Wilkins (–January 11, 2001) was an Oakland Police officer. He was working undercover, when he was shot by OPD rookies Timothy Scarrott and Andrew "Kop" Koponen. 1

Wilkins was the 46th officer to die in the line of duty since 1867, but the first killed by friendly fire. 2

Elmhurst Park was renamed Officer Willie Wilkins Park in his honor in 2004. 3

Links and References

  1. Friendly Fire East Bay Express May 25, 2005 by Justin Berton
  2. Oakland Police Rookies Kill Fellow Officer San Francisco Chronicle January 12, 2001
  3. Park to honor officer killed in accident San Francisco Chronicle September 16, 2004