Police Officer Harry E. S. Williams

Police Officer Harry E. S. Williams

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, August 2, 1931

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Harry E. S. Williams

Officer Williams was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a hotel. When Officer Williams approached the two suspects, a running gun battle ensued. During the exchange of shots, Officer Williams's gun jammed and he was shot and killed. The suspects were arrested.

Both suspects said they did not know Officer Williams was an officer because he was in plain clothes. Both were tried and acquitted.

Officer Williams had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for seven years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Remebering your sacrifice today Ofc. Williams.
A hero to more than he knows.

Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J Lane, EOW 5/30/2003

August 2, 2013

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