Officer Walter Leon Williams

Officer Walter Leon Williams

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 2, 1988

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Walter Leon Williams

Officer Walter Williams was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance at an apartment complex in the 3700 block of Mount Ranier Street in the city's Oak Cliff section of the city.

While he and his partner arrived at the scene a shooting occurred at the same location. He was ambushed and shot in the head as he went to investigate. Responding officers returned fire, killing the subject.

Officer Williams was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Dallas Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 4994
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush, disturbance

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To Officer Williams and your partner, retired Officer Deirdre Gallagher-Claud, on this 34th anniversary we say thank you and as always remind you that your law enforcement family will never, ever forget. God Bless you both and God Bless your families as well.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2022

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