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Deputy Sheriff George S. Williams | Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

George S. Williams

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, June 3, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Charged with murder

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Deputy Sheriff George Williams was shot and killed as he and other deputies and federal officers attempted to arrest a man wanted for liquor violations.

They had located the man by following his girlfriend, who had just been released from jail. When the two met, Deputy Williams immediately placed the man under arrest and placed him in handcuffs. Moments later, the man's father appeared and fired two blasts from a shotgun. The first blast wounded another deputy and struck his own son in the neck, killing him. The second blast struck Deputy Williams in the abdomen, killing him as well.

The father was arrested and charged with two counts of murder.

Deputy Williams was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 3, 2015


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