Senior Officer Specialist Eric Williams

Senior Officer Specialist Eric Williams

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, February 25, 2013

Eric Williams

Senior Officer Specialist Eric Williams was stabbed to death by an inmate inside the housing unit at USP Canaan in Waymart, Pennsylvania, at approximately 11:30 pm.

The inmate attacked Officer Williams and stabbed him with a shank before being subdued by other officers. Officer Williams was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Williams had served with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 18 months. He is survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location Pennsylvania
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender In custody

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Five years now since your EOW. Sadly I remember hearing the news, learning how much your death affected your fellow officers and their respect for you. Prayers for you, your dear ones, and all concerned. May it never happen again.

Chaplain R. Werner, (retired)
Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

March 9, 2018

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