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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Today I learned who you were. My Aunt Nell Williams Holton was your daughter. We laid her to rest at your feet. It was a sad day for our family. Your daughter was a wonderful lady and will be missed. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Dianne Holton Bachari

May 22, 2022

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