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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His plaque is in the wrong spot on Arch Street. He died across the street in front of 1216 Arch, not on the Convention Center side.
I know where it was because I saw this happen during lunch that day. They ought to move his plaque.


December 20, 2019

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