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 remember this vividly, I was on the job just 4 years myself. I remember attending your funeral. It was not my first and by no means my last. Rest In Peace, brother Walter. You are not forgotten and you did not die in vain. You were on my mind at all encounters I had during the over night hours, or any hour when approaching suspicious people and aware because of you of their unknown potential felonious acts against me and my brother and sister officers. You and Russel Bagshaw were always with me. Never forgotten.

Sgt. Keith Beebe
Stonington, Ct Police

December 18, 2020

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