Chief of Police Andrew Williams

Chief of Police Andrew Williams

Saluda Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 3, 1976

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Andrew Williams

Chief of Police Andrew Williams was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance on the Ozone Drive between I-26 and Saluda.

The male subject opened fire with a shotgun as Chief Williams approached the home, killing him.

The man was apprehended at the scene by other officers. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, where he subsequently died in 2004.

Chief Williams had served in law enforcement for seven years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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As the current Chief of Police in Saluda NC I was told I had big shoes to fill. It is an honor to follow in the shoes of some of the well-respected leaders of this department. I received a letter since becoming Chief in May of 2022 that was to honor Chief Williams remembrance, so I then had to follow up to find out more about the chief that had lost his life protecting the same community I am serving today. I know the world is a whole different place than it was during Chief Williams days here. I will strive to do my best for the community and the residents that I serve leading this department. I know that it has been several years since you were here as chief, but I still want to give your family my condolences for the loss that was suffered when your last call here on earth was answered.

Chief Clayton R Price
Saluda Police Department NC

March 23, 2023

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