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Patrolman Michael Eugene Williams | Salyersville Police Department, Kentucky Salyersville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

Michael Eugene Williams

Salyersville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, August 29, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/29/1976

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to 23 years; died at home from

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Patrolman Michael Williams was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a deputy sheriff's brother-in-law. As he was walking the suspect out of the building he was shot in the back by the deputy. He succumbed to his wounds 12 hours later.

The shooter was sentenced to 23 years in prison, but served only three years when he was released to house arrest after developing cancer.

Patrolman Williams had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by one child.

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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 37th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 20, 2013

 

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