Detective Duke Williams

Detective Duke Williams

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, December 30, 1949

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Duke Williams

Detective Williams suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a shoplifting suspect at a department store at 1206 Woodward Ave. around 3 p.m.

Detective Williams had been detailed to the store during the Christmas holidays. Four men were required to subdue the suspect during the struggle.

Detective Williams had served with the Detroit Police Department for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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This is to remember the Grandfather I never got to meet. His passing 9 years before my birth has always left a hole in my heart. The stories of his dedication as a peace officer and his passion for baseball have always given me wonderful memories. My Grandmother, Pansy, loved him dearly to the day she passed.

I hope he is enjoying eternal peace.

Kevin Schmicking

July 13, 2012

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