Deputy Sheriff George S. Williams

Deputy Sheriff George S. Williams

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, June 3, 1927

George S. Williams

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.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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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
Texas

June 3, 2015

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