Police Officer John Williamson

Police Officer John Williamson

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, October 8, 1993

John Williamson

Officer John Williamson was killed when he was struck with a 30-pound bucket of speckling compound that was thrown off of the roof of a six story building. He had responded to the scene to assist other officers who were being attacked by several area residents, and was entering his patrol car to leave the scene when he was struck.

The suspect fled to the Dominican Republic but was extradited and charged with murder. The jury acquitted him of murder but found him guilty of manslaughter.

Officer Williamson had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his fiancee, parents, and siblings.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 3472

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 - 15 years

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I was with John a few weeks before his death. We were all setting up a show in Orbach Arena at Camp Alpine for the Boy Scouts O.A. Conclave. I didn't know John well but I knew enough to follow his example. Very Sad. RIP John.

SCBPO / Eagle Scout Alan Wolfe
U.S. Customs and Border Protection / BSA Troop 28Q

October 9, 2018

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