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Patrol Officer Charles Jeffery Williams | Rockford Police Department, Illinois Rockford Police Department, Illinois

Patrol Officer

Charles Jeffery Williams

Rockford Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, June 1, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # 187

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 100 to 150 years

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Officer Charles Williams was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to stop a suspect wanted for armed robbery.

As the suspect began walking away from Officer Williams, he began firing, striking Officer Williams in the head. Officer Williams' partner returned fire at the suspect as he fled on foot from the scene. The suspect was later apprehended.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 100 to 150 years in prison.

Officer Williams had served with the Rockford Police Department for 2½ years.

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It saddens me that I was never able to meet you. Your little brother Tim has told many a story about you. How you were not only a great brother but as a role model.

Like so many others you were taken from this world far too soon. You served our great nation in Vietnam and our community. You left this world a better place because of your actions.

May you rest in peace Uncle Jeff. You will never be forgotten.

March 4, 2014


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