Patrolman Walter H. Williams

Patrolman Walter H. Williams

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, October 17, 1951

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Walter H. Williams

Patrolman Walter Williams was killed in an automobile crash at the intersection of Laidlaw Avenue and Paddock Road at 2:30 a.m.

Patrolman Williams was responding to an alarm call when he collided with another vehicle. He was transported to General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The other driver died a few hours later.

Patrolman Williams was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his mother, sister, and fiancee.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 455
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

alarm, vehicle crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Walter H. Williams of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 17, 2023

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