Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr.

Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr.

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, November 23, 2019

Add to My Heroes

John "Big John" Williams, Sr.

Sheriff John Williams was shot and killed around 8:00 pm while responding to a trespassing and noise complaint call at a gas station convenience store at the intersection of Highways 21 and 97 in Hayneville.

He had responded to the store after the owner called to report a large gathering of people in the parking lot who refused to leave. Sheriff Williams arrived at the scene and was speaking with an occupant of a truck about its loud music when the male shot him.

The male, the son of a neighboring Montgomery County sheriff's deputy, fled the scene but later returned and turned himself in. The truck was later determined to have been stolen.

Sheriff Williams was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served in law enforcement for more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife and children.

Bio

  • Age 62
  • Tour 40 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender In custody

stolen vehicle, trespasser

Contact

You must have an ODMP account to view agency contact information.

Click here to log in or create a free account.

Most Recent Reflection

View all 201 Reflections

Rest In Peace Brother, Semper Fi.

Cpl. Michael Stivers
Byrnes Mill, MO. PD

December 10, 2019

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.