Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 3472
Weapon: Blunt object
Offender: Sentenced to 5 - 15 years
Officer John Williamson was killed when someone threw a 30 pound bucket of spackling compound off of the roof of a six story building onto his head as he was getting into his cruiser. He had responded to the scene to assist other officers who were being attacked by several area residents.
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.