Patrol Officer Charles Jeffery Williams

Patrol Officer Charles Jeffery Williams

Rockford Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, June 1, 1972

Charles Jeffery Williams

Patrol 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 2-½ years.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 187

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 100 to 150 years

robbery

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