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 Williams was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance. The chief and his family were on their way home from a Sunday morning church service when he was informed about a disturbance between two people. On his way home he went to the location of the disturbance. When he arrived a man approached the vehicle and shot him.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. In 1928 his sentence was commuted to life.

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 Sentence commuted to life

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 18, 2010

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