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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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39 Years ago today, you were taken from us, and although I've not been to this website in a while, you are still missed, and loved dad. I pray all those who protect, and serve return home safely to their families.

Michael Williams
March 1, 2017


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