Special Agent Robert John Williams

Special Agent Robert John Williams

United States Department of the Treasury - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, February 28, 1993

Robert John Williams

Special Agent Robert Williams was one of four federal agents killed when they raided the compound of a religious cult for weapons violations.

Four agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms were shot and killed in a raid on the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas. The Branch Davidians were a religious cult that idolized their leader, David Koresh. A two-month standoff followed the initial raid and ended when the Branch Davidians conducted a mass murder-suicide, by gunfire and fire, which resulted in the deaths of over 80 of its members.

The raid was the catalyst for the terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 19, 1995 - exactly two years after the mass suicide. The terrorist bombing claimed the lives of 168 people, including eight federal law enforcement agents.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years, 4 months
  • Badge 2933

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Robbie it's 2018 and a cable tv station is showing that whole mess again. I met you in a class in Little Rock with Bill Buford. You left a good impression on me and it hurt so bad to see that incident unfold on TV. Rest easy brother, we have the fight from here.
David Layman
And Lepanto PD (retired)

David Layman
POINSETT COUNTY Sheriffs Dept and Lepanto PD (retired)

February 19, 2018

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