Chief of Police Andrew Williams

Chief of Police Andrew Williams

Saluda Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 3, 1976

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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Angela- While I only knew your dad by name my father, Ernest Hollingsworth, Jr knew your father well. They were the same age and my dad was a detective and narcotics officer (Henderson/Polk/Transylvania) with The Hendersonville PD. My dad was at work the day your dad was murdered and I remember how hurt and saddened he was that day. I went to work for the Hendersonville PD a month after your loss then later the NC DOC. I was thinking of my dad today as he had passed away in October many years ago. It seems seldom anymore that I do not think of my dad without recalling his memories of your dad. He often spoke of your dad and of the senseless loss your family and community suffered. Just wanted you to know that your dad is still thought of and his sacrifice remembered.

Patrolman/Correctional Officer Ernie Hol
Hendersonville PD (1976-1979) NC DOC (1983-1985)

October 19, 2018

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