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Detective Thomas C. Williams | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California


Thomas C. Williams

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, October 31, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 80

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Mac-10

Offender: Sentenced to death

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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.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 32nd anniversary of your E.O.W. You are a hero and will not be forgotten like the scum that took your life, may they rot in prison.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
October 31, 2017


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