Officer Walter Leon Williams

Officer Walter Leon Williams

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 2, 1988

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Walter Leon Williams

Officer Walter Williams was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance.

While he was at the scene a shooting occurred at the same location. He was ambushed and shot in the head as he went to investigate. Responding officers returned fire, killing the subject.

Officer Williams was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Dallas Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 4994
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Williams, Officer Gallagher-Claud and the many amazing men and women of the Dallas Police Department, God Bless you all and thank you for your service. If I could take a second to address Officer Gallagher-Claud and your beautiful reflection you left. If we knew the answers to the questions you posed in your reflection, we probably wouldn’t have this website as we would probably be able to prevent all crime and all evil, criminal acts like this before they happened. Law enforcement is tough enough and the scrutiny and criticisms we face from the outside world and politicians are trouble enough without the self imposed criticisms we place upon ourselves. I hope you take today and reflect on your accomplished career as well as the hero that Officer Williams will always be.

Officer Williams, you are and always will be a true hero and I hope and pray you always rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. God Bless you sir and your family.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

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