Chief of Police Adelbert S. Williams

Chief of Police Adelbert S. Williams

Gibsonville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, May 2, 1940

Adelbert S. Williams

Chief Williams was shot and killed while making an arrest at 0345 hours. He had caught a suspect loading stolen merchandise into a stolen vehicle. As Chief Williams started to handcuff the suspect a struggle ensued and they exchanged shots. The suspect was killed at the scene. Chief Williams was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds that evening.

Chief Williams was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had been with the Gibsonville Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sir, you are remembered this day for your service.

Dede Hodge
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May 6, 2013

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