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Police Officer John Williamson | New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

Police Officer

John Williamson

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, October 8, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 3472

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Sentenced to 5 - 15 years

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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.

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Rest in peace John. We were in the same academy class ,but we never met.Well,with 2900 recruits in three squads, that makes sense. I remember the day you died. I remember being so angry that someone had the nerve to kill a cop.So angry that someone threw a bucket off the roof at the police.So angry that it was someone from our class. I went to your funeral. I had to. You were one of the guys from my academy class. One of "our" class.It was different from other LOD funerals for me. . I will never forget the day I attended your funeral. I still think of you from time to time. Even though we never met .You will never be forgotten brother.Never.

Sgt. K Ford.
NYPD (Ret)
May 20, 2017

 

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