Patrolman Alvin Williams

Patrolman Alvin Williams

Woodbridge Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, September 6, 1979

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Alvin Williams

Patrolman Alvin Williams drowned while attempting to rescue two children from drowning in an overflowing creek.

Patrolman Williams and his partner were on patrol following Tropical Storm Davis, which dropped several inches of rain on the area, causing rivers and creeks to overflow, when they heard 2 children screaming for help. The officers rushed to the scene and found two children drowning in a overflowing creek. Patrolman Williams took off his gun belt and jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue the children, but drowned in the attempt. The two children also drowned in the overflowing creek.

Patrolman Williams had served with the Woodbridge Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his son and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Patrolman Williams,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Woodbridge. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 6, 2019

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