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Police Officer Arthur L. Williams | Newark Police Department, New Jersey Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

Arthur L. Williams

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 1, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 1547

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Arthur Williams was shot and killed while chasing two men who had broken into his home.

Officer Williams had grabbed his service revolver and identified himself. As he chased the suspects down the stairs, one of the men turned and fired, striking Officer Williams. Both suspects were eventually apprehended and sentenced to life.

Officer Williams had served with the Newark Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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It's your birthday, and I was thinking about you. This is where I go when I want to be with you, I still miss you so much. There were many things we didn't get to do,as I was only 18 when you left us. A rebellious 18, and for that I'm truly sorry. I learned a great lesson when you were taken from us. Never take anyone for granted, for they may not be here tomorrow. I'll be 60 years old, in 2 years God willing. Where has the time gone ? It seems like just yesterday when I got that dreaded phone call. I love you dad. I pray every police officer makes it home to their family tonight.

Michael Williams
December 3, 2015


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