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Officer Walter T. Williams, III | Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut


Walter T. Williams, III

Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Friday, December 18, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 80

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to death

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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.

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Today at 0400hrs., the Police Pipes & Drums of Waterbury, (the band which was created following the death of Officer Williams), had the honor to play at the scene of the incident. It is hard to believe that is has been 23 years. Your three sons and your mother were there as well as current and retired members of the Waterbury PD and surrounding towns to honor you, your family and friends. You will never be forgotten.

Members of the
Police Pipes & Drums of Waterbury
December 18, 2015


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