Officer Walter T. Williams, III

Officer Walter T. Williams, III

Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, December 18, 1992

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Walter T. Williams, III

Officer Walter Williams was patrolling his area at approximately 4:00 am when he noticed two suspicious males.

He was about to question the males when one of them checked Officer Williams' chest to see if he was wearing his vest, which he was. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and shot Officer Williams in the head, leaving him alone next to the police car to die. A passerby noticed Officer Williams and used the police radio to call for help. The suspect was found shortly after that morning and has since been awaiting his death sentence.

Officer Williams was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Waterbury Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 80
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

patrol, suspicious person

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I remember Officer Walter Williams we didn't start of on a good note but ended up on a great note He had arrested me of course I was at fault but I was homeless at the time he saved my life yes he did sometime down the road later and found out how nice of a person he really was and a couple years later just before Christmas he was shot and killed I remember paying my respects the day of his Funeral and felt awful about what had happened and passing by and paying my respects to the family the line was long it was somber he was a honorable man RIP Walter brother in Jesus will always remember you

Dan Heimann

December 23, 2022

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