Police Officer John Williamson

Police Officer John Williamson

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, October 8, 1993

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John Williamson

Police Officer John Williamson was killed when he was struck with a 30-pound bucket of spackling compound that was thrown off of the roof of a six-story building at 501 W. 175th Street.

He had responded to the scene to assist other officers who were being attacked by several area residents. He was entering his patrol car to leave the scene when he was struck.

The suspect fled to the Dominican Republic where he was arrested. He was extradited back to New York and charged with Officer Williamson's murder. He was found guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter and sentenced to five to 15 years in prison.

Officer Williamson had served with the New York City Housing Authority Police Department for four years. He was survived by his fiancee, parents, and siblings.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 3472

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 - 15 years


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Rest In Peace , hero . I attended this funeral as I was in the academy at the time . I pray the person responsible did their full term ( should have been life ) .
I pray that your family were looked after by the nypd .

Brendan O’Hara
Nypd mounted ( retired )

October 8, 2021

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