Deputy Sheriff R. B. Williams

Deputy Sheriff R. B. Williams

Gilpin County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, April 19, 1896

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R. B. Williams

Deputy Williams was shot and killed while he and the sheriff attempted to arrest a suspect. The sheriff had deputized Deputy Williams earlier in the day to help arrest the man for threatening a judge. When they confronted the suspect both officers were shot. The sheriff recovered from his wounds but Deputy Williams succumbed to his wounds three days later.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 16, 1896
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Williams,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Gilpin County.


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