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Deputy Sheriff Bruce Williford | Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff

Bruce Williford

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, February 2, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Bruce Williford was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a former deputy on misdemeanor warrants at approximately 7:45 am.

When Deputy Williford and his partner arrived on the scene his partner was taken hostage by the suspect. A call for help was made and when backup units arrived, the suspect shot Deputy Williford in the chest, fatally wounding him. One of the responding deputies was also shot and wounded. The suspect was later shot and wounded as he attempted to flee the residence. He was taken into custody and received multiple life sentences.

Deputy Williford had been employed with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office for seven years and is survived by his wife and son.

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