Chief of Police Adelbert S. Williams

Chief of Police Adelbert S. Williams

Gibsonville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, May 2, 1940

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Adelbert S. Williams

Chief Williams was shot and killed while making an arrest at 3:45 a.m. 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

arrest attempt

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Steven Delbert Williams
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November 23, 2019

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