Policeman Henry Williams

Policeman Henry Williams

Paris Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, September 18, 1908

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Henry Williams

Policeman Henry Williams was stabbed to death while attempting to stop a man from beating his wife.

Policeman Williams was on duty at an event known as the Paris Colored Fair when the man entered the fairgrounds and observed his wife on a ride with another man. He pulled the woman off and started beating her. Policeman Williams came to her aid and was attempting to subdue the man when he pulled out a dirk and stabbed Policeman Williams in the heart.

The man fled but turned himself in a short time later. On March 11, 1909, the suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 8 years. He was paroled on May 10, 1910.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Dirk
  • Offender Paroled in 1910

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 18, 2020

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