Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years, 6 months
Badge # 187
Incident Date: 6/1/1972
Suspect: Sentenced to 100 to 150 years
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.