Officer Walter T. Williams, III

Officer Walter T. Williams, III

Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, December 18, 1992

Walter T. Williams, III

Officer Walter Williams was patrolling his area at approximately 4:00 am when he noticed two suspicious males.

He was about to question the males when one of them checked Officer Williams' chest to see if he was wearing his vest, which he was. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and shot Officer Williams in the head, leaving him alone next to the police car to die. A passerby noticed Officer Williams and used the police radio to call for help. The suspect was found shortly after that morning and has since been awaiting his death sentence.

Officer Williams had served with the Waterbury Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 80

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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As the band prepares for your 25th anniversary, we can only let you know how honored we are to always be a part of your memorial service. More importantly, we are proud to have become an extended member of your family and what an honor it is for us to have been asked by your son Zach to play at his Police Academy graduation later this week. RIP and know we will always be there for you and your family.

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