Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 8/22/1909
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Not available
Private JOhn Williams and Private Jack Smith were shot and killed by a mob while responding to a riotous strike at the Pressed Steel Car Company plant. After killing the officers the mob robbed them of cash and other possessions.
Deputy Harry Exley, of the Allegheny County Sheriff's Department, was also shot and killed during the riots.
Private Williams had been with the agency for two years and had previously served for five years with the United States Army. He was survived by his mother.