Police Officer Paris Williams, Sr.

Police Officer Paris Williams, Sr.

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, June 21, 2005

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Paris Williams, Sr.

Police Officer Paris Williams suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting other officers in a disturbance that broke out during a protest outside the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Officer Williams, who was in plainclothes, was monitoring the protest when some of the protesters began fighting with uniformed officers. Officer Williams immediately went to the aid of the officers. After struggling with the protesters for several minutes, he collapsed.

Two of the officers immediately noticed Officer Williams in distress and began CPR. He was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Four protesters were charged in connection with the struggle that led to Officer Williams' death.

Officer Williams had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 18 years. He was a widower and survived by his two children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 5592

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Officer Paris Williams was a pleasure to work with at the Civil Affairs Unit. He was fun to work with and always had a smile. He was very professional and had concern for everyone he met. You would have never known he was a Philadelphia Police Officer because of his sense of humor and his style of dress he was a Dapper Dan in his dance. He is truly missed.....R.I.P my friend & fellow officer.

Terry Brown- Retired Police Officer
Philadelphia Police Dept

December 22, 2021

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