Chief Deputy Sheriff George Oliver Williamson

Chief Deputy Sheriff George Oliver Williamson

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, June 8, 1973

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George Oliver Williamson

Chief Deputy Sheriff George Williamson was killed in an automobile collision while responding to Superior after receiving reports of a 4-year-old boy who had been struck by a car.

He and another deputy were driving on a gravel road, with lights and sirens activated, when they collided with another car at the intersection of 170th Street and 330th Avenue around 7:15 p.m. Chief Deputy Williamson and the driver of the other vehicle were both killed in the collision. The other deputy suffered serious injuries.

Chief Deputy Williamson was a United States Navy Korea War veteran. He had served with the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office for five years and had previously served with the Spencer Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, mother, and two sisters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 30-2
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, vehicle crash

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Chief Deputy Williamson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

June 8, 2023

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