Deputy Sheriff Bruce Allen Williams

Deputy Sheriff Bruce Allen Williams

Green Lake County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, October 19, 2003

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Bruce Allen Williams

Deputy Bruce Williams was shot and killed after responding to a domestic violence call.

When Deputy Williams arrived at the call on South Street, the suspect opened fire with a high-powered rifle, striking Deputy Williams in the neck and upper shoulder area above his vest. The suspect then locked himself in his apartment.

Deputies fired tear gas and flash-bangs into the apartment to distract the suspect and entered the apartment. They found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputy Williams had served with the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office for 14 years, and is survived by his wife, three daughters, parents, and three siblings.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 42

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Committed suicide

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On behalf of the acting U.S. Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and support staff for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, we honor law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. During National Police Week the focus is even greater that we never forget the deputies and their families. Today, May 11th, 2021, we honor and remember you Deputy Williams. Rest in Peace.

United States Attorney's Office

May 11, 2021

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