Special Deputy Sheriff Burke Williams

Special Deputy Sheriff Burke Williams

Grant County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, July 17, 1945

Add to My Heroes

Burke Williams

Special Deputy Sheriff Burke Williams was accidentally shot and killed by another deputy as they attempted to arrest a burglary suspect.

The subject resisted when Deputy Williams attempted to place him in handcuffs. The second deputy drew his weapon and it accidentally discharged, striking Deputy Williams in the head.

Deputy Williams had served with the Grant County Sheriff's Department for seven months. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

Deputy Sheriff Williams,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Grant County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 17, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.