Deputy Sheriff Jack Don Williams

Deputy Sheriff Jack Don Williams

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, May 29, 1979

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Jack Don Williams

Deputy Sheriff Jack Williams was shot and killed as he and other members of the Narcotics Bureau served a warrant at 16123 Abbey Avenue in La Puente.

When the officers attempted a forced entry into the home, one of the suspects opened fire with a shotgun, striking Deputy Williams.

On May 12, 1980, the suspect, 30, was sentenced to death. As of December 2, 2022, he was still on death row. Out of 737 death row inmates only 5 have been there longer than he has.

Deputy Williams had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

narcotics, search warrant

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I think of Jack Williams and his family everyday. I remember his confidence was so evident, yet he was not arrogant; and his warm and pleasant personality which invited everyone to admire Jack. I so often visited his Industry Narco office and our conversations always drifted to Jack talking about his family.

We were partners on May 29, 1979 and we will always be partners.

Bobby Esquivel
retired LASD

May 2, 2023

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