Atkins was one of the Bosses of The Lucky Buckle Mine.
Atkins had originally been a correctional officer in a prison in Canon City, Colorado. Just before the Chimera invaded the state, all prison personnel were evacuated to The Lucky Buckle Mine, where the convicts were forced to mine for gold under the corrupt Warden Hiram Brewster and the correctional officers, were renamed Bosses and had to keep order over the convicts mining gold in tunnels.
Boss Atkins was made to mine gold in Tunnel Four and on September 26th, 1953 was killed in a cave in. The only sentiment he received was a curse by Pete Pardo, whom Atkins owed a box of .22s.