Night Marshal Hezekiah H. Williams

Night Marshal Hezekiah H. Williams

White Springs Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, March 7, 1937

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Hezekiah H. Williams

Night Marshal Hezekiah Williams was shot and killed while raiding a gambling house at approximately 2:00 am.

He was attempting to arrest several men when one of them resisted and was shot by Marshal Williams. Two other men opened fire on Marshal Williams with a pistol and a shotgun. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and wounded one of the men.

The wounded man and several others were later arrested by the county sheriff.

Marshal Williams was survived by his wife, daughter, and parents.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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When I was a boy, my grandma used to tell me stories about you. You were my grandfathers brother. I have heard your story for many years. Often, I have wondered where I felt the calling to serve this way. It’s in our blood, it’s something you cant take out of a person, or put into a person. Thank you, thank you for your sacrifice, thank you for your service to your hometown, and thank you for your bravery. You sir, are my hero.
My apologies for taking so long to post this. The words for me, sometimes do not come easy.

Ben Williams
Habersham County Sheriffs Office
Deputy Sheriff

October 7, 2020

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