Patrolman Kevin Jolyon Williams

Patrolman Kevin Jolyon Williams

Huntsville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 10, 1985

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Kevin Jolyon Williams

Patrolman Kevin Williams succumbed to gunshot wounds when he was shot while responding to a domestic violence call at 1:30 a.m.

Patrolman Williams was shot as he exited his patrol car at the Woodcreek Apartment complex. The suspect also shot at two other officers, wounding one of them. The officer who was not wounded was able to take the suspect into custody.

Patrolman Williams was transported to Hermann Hospital in Houston, where he died 24 hours later.

The suspect was sentenced to death in the first trial but sentenced to only 40 years during a second trial. He died in prison in 2009.

Patrolman Williams had served with the Huntsville Police Department for over one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 9, 1985
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 40 years


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My dad was a volunteer deputy sheriff with the sheriffs department. He came along in 86 after Patrolman Williams was murdered. He worked with those deputies who were first hand responders in Kevins murder, including Frank Hidalgo. Frank was my dads partner and 35 years later they are still comrades. Officer Hidalgo was one of those men 1st on the scene and he truly loved Kevin like a brother.
I pay respect to all of those involved as I remember the sacrifice as told to me first as an 18 year old and again when officer Hidalgo and I and my father reconnected years later.
God Bless Officer Williams and his family.
God Bless all of the men and women in Blue.

Jennifer Phillips

March 9, 2022

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