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Police Chief David Coty Williams | Ryan Police Department, Oklahoma Ryan Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Chief

David Coty Williams

Ryan Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, January 17, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Sentenced to 5 years

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Chief David Williams was kidnapped and left to die in a field.

He had spotted a man with a painted face who was acting suspicious and picked him up. He radioed in that he had taken the suspect into custody and that he needed assistance. The man's intent was to kidnap one of the two Ryan officers and lock them in a car trunk so he could then rob the Ryan drug store. Chief Williams' car was driven into a creek and his frozen body was found in a field approximately a quarter mile away the next day.

Chief Williams' abductor was tried on first degree murder charges, but the trial ended in a hung jury. He later plead no contest to a charge of first degree manslaughter and was sentenced to five years. He served four years and one month and died in 1994.

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This officer died protecting his community. Always thought it was a disgrace the one responsible only got 5 years, will always be a dis-service to the life that was taken.

Sheepdog Rog Fellow leo
June 16, 2015


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