Chief of Police Marvin Williams

Chief of Police Marvin Williams

Midland City Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, July 18, 1926

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Marvin Williams

Chief of Police Marvin Williams was shot and killed by the driver of a car he had stopped for reckless driving at 6:30 pm.

When Chief Williams approached the vehicle, the subject got out of the car and shot Chief Williams. The subject fled, but the other occupants in the vehicle stayed behind.

The 25-year-old suspect was apprehended, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death. In 1928 his sentence was commuted to life. He was paroled on August 20, 1941.

Chief Williams was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1941

traffic stop

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Chief Williams was my great grandfather. When he was died he left behind my great grandmother, grandmother who was 3 years old at the time and her two sisters. They all went on to live long good lives. I wish I would’ve got to meet him. Today marks the 97th anniversary of his passing. My HERO REST EASY ❤️

Chris Cassell
Great Grandson

July 18, 2023

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