City Marshal E. C. Williams

City Marshal E. C. Williams

Enid Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, June 26, 1895

E. C. Williams

Marshal E.C. Williams was shot and killed while attempting to break up a fight between a newspaper reporter and a government official. The reporter had been slandering the official in his articles and the official got fed up. The two met and began fighting. Marshal Williams happened upon the incident and attempted to break it up. The reporter fled, with the government official chasing him. Marshal Williams also chased the two.

The government official began shooting at the reporter. In an attempt to get him to stop shooting, Marshal Williams grabbed the man and struck him with his revolver. The man turned and shot Marshal Williams in the chest. Although fatally wounded, Marshal Williams returned fire, killing him.

Marshal Williams was survived by his wife and child and is buried in an old cemetery southwest of Enid which is now covered over by the Kisner addition.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 26, 2015

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