Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 13 years
Badge # 80
Weapon: Handgun; Mac-10
Offender: Sentenced to death
Detective Thomas Williams was ambushed and assassinated in order to prevent him from testifying in an upcoming robbery trial.
The incident occurred in front of his son at his son's school. The shooter was sentenced to death, and one of two conspirators was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. The other conspirator was sentenced to 25 years to life, and was denied parole in 2009.
Detective Williams was posthumously awarded the Medal of Valor for the actions taken by him to protect his son during the incident. He had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.