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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 my friend. You will never be forgotten.

Lt. Anthony Felice
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October 9, 2016

 

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