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Town Marshal James W. Williams | Orlando Police Department, Florida Orlando Police Department, Florida

Town Marshal

James W. Williams

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, October 1, 1876

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/1/1875

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Never captured

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Marshal Williams was shot and killed in October, 1875, by an off-duty Orange County Sheriff's deputy who was drunk at a town gathering. The deputy was one of the louder party-goers and Marshal Williams attempted to quiet him down. The deputy was upset that another law officer did not respect him and shot him as Marshal Williams attempted to stop him on his horse from leaving. The suspect ultimately escaped and was never captured. Marshal Williams succumbed to his gunshot wounds in January, 1876. The exact dates of the incident and his death are unknown.

Marshal Williams had only been elected to Town Marshal two months prior to the incident. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for all of us, and Marshal Williams you are a hero. It is good to see that your family has posted some history for us all to know more about you and your family. Continue to rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
October 1, 2012


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