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Special Deputy Marshal Mike Williams | Abilene Police Department, Kansas Abilene Police Department, Kansas

Special Deputy Marshal

Mike Williams

Abilene Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Thursday, October 5, 1871

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Age: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Special Marshal Mike Williams was accidentally shot and killed by City Marshal Wild Bill Hickock during a large disturbance in the city streets. One of the people in the disturbance exchanged shots with the Marshal. Special Marshal Williams heard the shots and was coming to the assistance of Marshal Hickock. As Special Marshal Williams came around the corner of a building Marshal Hickock mistook him for another suspect and shot him in the head twice.

Marshall Hickock was then killed in 1876.

Special Marshal Williams was survived by his wife and is buried in Kansas City Missouri and is reported to have been a Kansas City policeman prior to this incident.

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Rest in Peace Marshal Williams. Thank you for your service to this country and your community, and for your sacrifice. Your family, friends & department are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of deep sorrow.

David Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department
October 5, 2015


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