Police Officer Millard Williams

Police Officer Millard Williams

Tiptonville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, September 26, 1936

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Millard Williams

Officer Williams was shot and killed after responding to a call involving a drunk and disorderly man at a local cafe. The suspect shot Officer Williams in the chest with a 12-gauge shotgun when he was confronted by the officer. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Williams was able to gain control of the shotgun.

The suspect the area. The man was last scene in California but was never apprehended.

Officer Williams succumbed to his wounds two days later at Brewer Hospital in Dyersburg, Tennessee. He had served with the Tiptonville Police Department for 7 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 4

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 24, 1936
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th 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 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 remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 26, 2012

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