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Narcotics Agent James T. Williams | United States Department of the Treasury - Prohibition Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Prohibition Service, U.S. Government

Narcotics Agent

James T. Williams

United States Department of the Treasury - Prohibition Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, October 16, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 days

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Location: Illinois

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Narcotics Agent James Williams was accidentally shot and killed by his partner while struggling with a suspect in Chicago, Illinois. During the struggle his partner's revolver discharged, striking him in the head.

Agent Williams had taken the oath of office to serve with the Prohibition Service only three days earlier.

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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 privileged 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 officer Larry Lasater
November 28, 2013

 

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