Sergeant Nolan Williamson, Sr.

Sergeant Nolan Williamson, Sr.

East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, March 24, 2000

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Nolan Williamson, Sr.

Sergeant Nolan Williamson was shot and killed after responding, unarmed, to what he thought was a call of a two-car vehicle crash.

He was working in the parish jail, where firearms are not permitted. When the call came in, he offered to accompany another deputy to the scene. After arriving on the scene, he was shot in the neck by the suspect. He was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries approximately one week later.

The shooter had been stalking his ex-wife and had rammed her vehicle, causing both vehicles to crash. The other deputy on the scene returned fire, wounding the killer.

In September 2001, the suspect was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. On May 19, 2005, he hanged himself in his cell.

Sergeant Williamson had served in law enforcement for over 20 years.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 16, 2000
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide in prison

accident investigation, accident scene, domestic

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Mr Nolan was the Deputy that trained me into being the law enforcement office I’d become. I went to see him many times in the hospital after he got shot and was telling him that he needs to come home so we can pick the tomatoes out of his garden. I think about him all the time.

Former Deputy John Rutherford
East Feliciana Sheriffs Dept

June 13, 2023

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