Officer Walter T. Williams, III

Officer Walter T. Williams, III

Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, December 18, 1992

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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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I was standing with you in Hamilton Park when the picture above was taken. I stood with your family on the day you were laid to rest. God bless you brother, you have impacted my life forever. Rest in peace!

Ret. Lt. Nick Guerriero
Waterbury Police Dept.

December 18, 2018

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