Officer Stephen Acheson Williams

Officer Stephen Acheson Williams

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 2, 1968

Stephen Acheson Williams

Officer Stephen Williams was shot and killed while he and his partner were attempting to arrest a robbery suspect at the intersection of 14th Street and Columbia Road, NW.

Officer Williams had one handcuff on the subject when the man began fighting. As the officers struggled with the man, his approached and grabbed Officer Williams' partner's service weapon.

The son shot and wounded both officers. The father then grabbed the gun and fired two additional rounds into Officer Williams' prone body.

The subject was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. The man's son and wife were also convicted of charges in connection with the shootings.

Officer Williams was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for one year. He was survived by his mother.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 1827
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

Most Recent Reflection

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On March 7, 2016 Jacquelyn Williams Egan passed away... She was a Wonderful Neighbor and Friend of our Family... and she will be sorely missed. I knew of her Son Stephen killed in the line of Duty Police officer, but I never knew of her Husband and 3 other Children killed in an Auto accident. The "Jackie" I knew never showed any Bitterness, only Love and Kindness to my Mother, her Neighbor and my Children... Her last years have been filled with sickness, but Jackie never stood still long enough to be Depressed about it. Rip Jackie, We love you.

Alvin Benjamin
Neighbor and friend

March 13, 2016

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