Patrolman James A. Williams

Patrolman James A. Williams

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, July 16, 1924

James A. Williams

Patrolman James A. Williams was shot and killed during an arrest.

Patrolman Williams was on patrol when he observed four armed gunmen robbing a citizen in a vacant lot. As Officer Williams attempted to arrest the armed offenders, one of the gunmen fired directly at him. Although fatally wounded, Patrolman Williams managed to wound one suspect, however, he succumbed to his wounds two days later.

All four suspects were sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Williams was assigned to the 2nd District, 14th Precinct.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 942

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 14, 1924
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Williams's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-5-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

October 5, 2018

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