Deputy Sheriff George C. Williams, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff George C. Williams, Sr.

Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, January 16, 1928

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George C. Williams, Sr.

Deputy Williams was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was wanted for several recent burglaries. Deputy Williams was off duty and working on his tobacco farm when he observed the man emerged from the nearby woods. Deputy Williams approached the man and placed him under arrest.

As he began to search the man, the suspect produced a revolver and shot him once. Deputy Williams was able to struggle with the suspect and gained control of the revolver. He then shot the suspect twice as the man fled. The suspect collapsed approximately 100 yards away. Both men succumbed to their injuries.

Deputy Williams was survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Today, 86 years after your sacrifice Deputy Williams, “A” Shift honors you by dedicating our watch to you. God bless you, R.I.P. brother.

Sgt. Jason Slaughter
Radford City Police Department

January 16, 2014

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