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 house to report the incident. As Officer Williams and his partner searched the home, 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.

Officer William had served with the Detroit Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his two children, his brother, and his father.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 3311

Incident Details

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

burglary, mistaken identity

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So sorry to see this. I was watching The first 24 and you were at the end. Please be aware there are lots of us that believe in you and respect you and yours.

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December 4, 2022

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