Sheriff Waldo A. Williams

Sheriff Waldo A. Williams

Stephens County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, May 13, 1930

Waldo A. Williams

Sheriff Williams and Chief Irvin Gossett, of the Duncan City Police Department, were shot and killed when they and several other officers attempted to stop a vehicle wanted for a bank robbery. When they stopped the vehicle the occupants exited the vehicle and opened fire. Sheriff Williams was killed at the scene and Chief Gossett succumbed to his wounds five months later. One of the suspects was shot and killed at the scene and the other four were arrested and sentenced to life.

Sheriff Williams had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender One shot and killed

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