Police Officer Everett Williams, Jr.

Police Officer Everett Williams, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, September 27, 1986

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Everett Williams, Jr.

Officer Williams was shot and killed while responding to a breaking and entering call at a residence at 12100 Monica Street around 1:25 p.m.

The homeowner had shot at a burglar earlier that day and had left the home to report the incedent. As Officer Williams and his partner searched the house, Officer Williams was shot by the returning homeowner who mistook him for a burglary suspect.

Officer Williams was struck in the chest and died during emergency treatment at Henry Ford Hospital. He was survived by his two children, brother, and his father.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 3311

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

breaking and entering call, mistaken identity

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I went to elementary school with Everett Williams. we were good friends. He lived down the street from me. I was really sad when I heard about his demise. I still think about him, almost 35 years later.

Joseph Tolbert

September 15, 2020

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