Patrolman Lawrence Edward Williams

Patrolman Lawrence Edward Williams

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, January 17, 1931

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Lawrence Edward Williams

Patrolman Williams and Patrolman Lee Williams were shot and killed during a gambling raid. Both officers had entered a residence in order to gain evidence to make the arrests when they were shot by the suspect. A backup officer was able to return fire and kill the suspect.
Patrolman Williams had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his mother and daughter.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Teddy Williams was my grandfather. My mother Eloise Ida Williams (Stone) was only 3 years old when he was killed. I’ve always wondered what life would have been, if he had lived.

Battalion Chief Gary R Stone

February 8, 2021

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