Policeman Henry Williams

Policeman Henry Williams

Paris Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, September 18, 1908

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Dirk
  • Offender Arrested

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I am privileged to be among the first to pay tribute to you.
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 18, 2012

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