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Village Marshal George Williams | Long Prairie Police Department, Minnesota Long Prairie Police Department, Minnesota

Village Marshal

George Williams

Long Prairie Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Saturday, July 29, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Marshal George Williams was shot and killed as he and a deputy attempted to arrest several bank robbery suspects in Hewitt.

The men had fled after being interrupted during the robbery and were intercepted by Marshall Williams and Deputy Sheriff Seeley Adams, who had set up a roadblock with their car. Marshal Williams jumped on the running board of their car at the roadblock at the river bridge in Long Prairie. When he ordered the driver to stop one of the backseat passengers opened fire, fatally wounding Marshal Williams. The suspects fled but were later apprehended after being located in Sauk Centre. All three suspects were found guilty and sentenced to prison ranging from seven years to life.

Marshal Williams was survived by his wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 22, 2013

 

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