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Deputy Sheriff Jack Don Williams | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Jack Don Williams

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 29, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Deputy Sheriff Jack Williams was shot and killed as he and other members of the Narcotics Bureau served a warrant on a home.

When the officers attempted a forced entry into the home, one of the suspects opened fire with a shotgun, striking Deputy Williams.

The suspect was sentenced to death.

Deputy Williams had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Every year I come to this site to read the comments. I cry as I read them but your words also bring comfort. Thank you again to all who have written such personal messages here. Many of you knew my Dad very well and I love hearing the stories.
Dad, you were an amazing man to so many people. I think of you everyday and miss you terribly. As a kid I always wished we could have May 29, 1979 to live again so I could have kept you home that day. Thank you to the Sheriffs Department for the memorial ceremony this year, the colors run a few years ago and all of your messages here that have helped to keep his memory alive.

Lori Thornton-Williams
May 30, 2015


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