Village Marshal George Williams

Village Marshal George Williams

Long Prairie Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, July 29, 1922

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George Williams

Marshal George Williams was shot and killed as he and a deputy attempted to arrest several bank robbery suspects in Hewitt.

The men had fled after being interrupted during the robbery and were intercepted by Marshall Williams and Deputy Sheriff Seeley Adams, who had set up a roadblock with their car. Marshal Williams jumped on the running board of their car at the roadblock at the Long Prairie River bridge. When he ordered the driver to stop one of the backseat passengers opened fire, fatally wounding Marshal Williams. The suspects fled but were later apprehended after being located in Sauk Centre. All three suspects were found guilty and sentenced to prison ranging from seven years to life.

Marshal Williams was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

arrest attempt, bank robbery

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 29, 2020

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