Deputy Sheriff Christopher C. Willems

Deputy Sheriff Christopher C. Willems

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, May 12, 1991

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Christopher C. Willems

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Willems was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in a parking lot at 1104 West 31st Street.

While questioning the three occupants he grew suspicious of one of them. The man, who had an outstanding warrant, had given Deputy Willems his brother's name.

Deputy Willems was granted permission to search the van and he located a small amount of marijuana. As he placed the suspect under arrest a struggle ensued. During the struggle one of the other men grabbed a .357 caliber revolver from the van and shot Deputy Willems in the leg and then in the head, killing him.

The suspect who had struggled with Deputy Willems and the one who shot him were both convicted of his murder and sent to prison. The third suspect, who had run from the scene prior to the shooting, was not charged.

Deputy Willems had served with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department for 7-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Convicted

narcotics, traffic stop, warrant service

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As a LEO, it’s never easy to lose a brother in blue. We bleed blue today, tomorrow and forever. RIP to all brothers and sisters in blue we have lost over the years. You are never forgotten for what you have sacrificed. Rest In Peace we got the watch.

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San Diego Police Department

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