Officer Eugene I. Williams

Officer Eugene I. Williams

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, February 27, 1968

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Eugene I. Williams

Officer Eugene Williams was shot and killed while approaching a vehicle that had just been involved in an accident.

He had observed the vehicle strike a parked car so he had positioned his cruiser to stop the car in the 700 block of 12 Street, SE. As he approached it the man inside suddenly pulled out a handgun and shot Officer Williams in the chest. He was able to return fire and wound the suspect.

Officer Williams was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service, military as well as police, and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 27, 2021

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