Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
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.