Police Officer Arthur L. Williams

Police Officer Arthur L. Williams

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, March 1, 1978

Arthur L. Williams

Officer Arthur Williams was shot and killed while chasing two men who had broken into his home.

Officer Williams had grabbed his service revolver and identified himself. As he chased the suspects down the stairs, one of the men turned and fired, striking Officer Williams. Both suspects were eventually apprehended and sentenced to life.

Officer Williams had served with the Newark Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 1547

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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It was 40 years ago today, when you were taken from us. I still miss you, and some days it still seems like only yesterday. I love you dad. It saddens me when I come on this site, and another officer's name has been added. I pray all those who protect, and serve, come home safe, to their loved ones.

Michael Williams
Son

March 1, 2018

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