Sergeant Wiley T. Williams, Sr.

Sergeant Wiley T. Williams, Sr.

Wilson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, January 25, 1974

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Wiley T. Williams, Sr.

Sergeant Wiley Williams suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with two male subjects during a traffic stop on U.S. 70 and Nonaville Road in Mt. Juliet.

During the struggle, a shot was fired but did not strike Sergeant Williams. The subjects fled the scene but were arrested after an extensive search by area law enforcement.

The subjects were charged with murder, but the results are unknown.

Sergeant Williams had served with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office for six years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, two brothers, a sister, and five grandchildren.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

arrest attempt

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Sgt. Williams,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wilson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 25, 2024

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