Patrolman James A. Williams

Patrolman James A. Williams

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, July 16, 1924

James A. Williams

Patrolman James A. Williams was shot and killed during an arrest.

Patrolman Williams was on patrol when he observed four armed gunmen robbing a citizen in a vacant lot. As Officer Williams attempted to arrest the armed offenders, one of the gunmen fired directly at him. Although fatally wounded, Patrolman Williams managed to wound one suspect, however, he succumbed to his wounds two days later.

All four suspects were sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Williams was assigned to the 2nd District, 14th Precinct.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 942

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 14, 1924
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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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 89th 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 10, 2013

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