Constable Harrison Morton Williams

Constable Harrison Morton Williams

Coitsville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, March 28, 1920

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Harrison Morton Williams

Constable Harry Williams succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day while attempting to serve a warrant on a man in East Youngstown.

The man had stolen a watch from his landlord who then obtained a warrant. Constable Williams located the man in a restaurant in East Youngstown and attempted to arrest him. The subject resisted and shot Constable Williams multiple times, mortally wounding him.

Other officers chased the man in a running gun battle for four miles before apprehending him. He was convicted of Constable Williams' murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Constable Williams was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He had served as constable for Coitsville for less than one year.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 27, 1920
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to life

larceny, warrant service

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