Chief of Police Don Richard Williams

Chief of Police Don Richard Williams

Thompson Falls Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Monday, January 7, 1974

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Don Richard Williams

Chief of Police Don Williams and Game Warden Eugene Sara, of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, were shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

The suspect had shot Chief Williams and stolen his weapon, and as Warden Sara and his partner arrived the suspect opened fire on them, mortally wounding Warden Sara. Both game wardens were able to return fire, killing the suspect.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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We look so much alike. I would have loved to know you. Love and blessings to you, wherever you are. Your granddaughter.

Rylee Williams

May 28, 2018

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