Captain Thomas Mitchell Williamson

Captain Thomas Mitchell Williamson

Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, November 16, 1988

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Thomas Mitchell Williamson

Captain Williamson and Deputy Albert Clark were killed in an automobile accident on Highway 300 in Crisp County. The deputies, both investigators for the sheriff's department, were returning from a joint undercover operation with Wilcox County when their unmarked vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer. The operation they were returning from involved the arrests of several felony suspects.

Captain Williamson was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Today is the 33rd anniversary of your death and our son is now 36 years old and oh how proud you would be of him and the man he has become. He is so much like you. I am constantly amazed by the reflection of you in him, even the things that he says and how it sounds like it's coming from you. He takes pride in the fact that he has done what both of his parents have done during their career in law enforcement. He started out as a Patrol Officer and later became a Criminal Investigator and worked with narcotics as uniformed interdiction Officer before becoming a Deputy Sheriff. He is now an instructor with the Police Academy and a very good one so I am told by some of his cadets. In fact, he just texted me to remind me that today was the 33rd anniversary of your death. This month is also my 40th anniversary with the Sheriff's Office as and I still have another year and a half before I reach my full retirement age. We have been through so many struggles but have managed to survive them all by the Grace of God including the Covid Pandemic. We have never stopped loving you, missing you or forgotten you and have attended in person or in spirit 32 years of the Peace Officers Memorial Service to pay honor and tribute to you and your unselfish service and ultimate sacrifice. I asked for prayers today in remembrance of you for our son.

Lt. R. W. Cranford
Dougherty County Sheriff's Office

November 16, 2021

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