Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Everett Williams, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, September 27, 1986

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Reflections for Police Officer Everett Williams, Jr.

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 27, 2020

I went to elementary school with Everett Williams. we were good friends. He lived down the street from me. I was really sad when I heard about his demise. I still think about him, almost 35 years later.

Joseph Tolbert

September 15, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Williams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 3, 2020

I remember Everett who shot and killed on “No Crime Day” which was a promotional gimmick used by the Department and the city to show that the city was winning the war on crime. The shooter claimed he didn’t know any police were on the scene how could you think that when a marked police unit was parked right out front of the house.. The shooter stated he heard foot steps coming down the staircase from the upper floor blindly fired the fatal shot that killed Everett.. his assailant was aquited by a jury who were not sympathetic and very anti-police no matter what the circumstances

Ret. Po Arnold Vann
Ret. DPD

December 22, 2019

Me and my partner, Keith Wood, scout car 10-8 of the 10th precinct, was the back up car and lead the army of police cars that rushed Everett to Henry Ford Hospital. We left the 10th Precinct together earlier that day following roll-call by Lt. Blakey. A day that often flashes in my head. Whenever I stop by or go into the 10th precinct on Livernois & Elmhurst I look up on the wall next to the front entrance and salute Everett's picture. I can't believe it's been over 30 years.
Myron Wahls

Retired P.O. Myron Wahls
Fellow 10th Precinct Officer

December 3, 2019

My uncle, I love you. You were a great person. I thank you for the partner and friend and brother you were to my dad.

Raychelle Thomas

November 25, 2019

Everett Williams was my partner. I was on vacation when this happened. I was saddened and hurt when I received the news. Although I have retired, I always think about him. He was a great man and a great partner. RIP my brother.

Police Officer

November 30, 2013

Everett Williams Jr was my brother. he was a wonderful son a wonderful father and the best brother anyone could ever have .
he is sorely missed but never forgotten .


September 27, 2013

I can remember Officer Williams very well we were the best of friends. He left my home to make that run. If only I had known that this would be the last time I would see him. I would have never let you make that run. I arrived at the hospital when they were bringing him in. The patient advocate at Henry Ford Hospital allow me to go back there and view his body. I will never ever forget that day. He left two daughters behind that were the apple of his eye. I hope you guys are well. Your father wanted nothing but the best for both of you.


July 20, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007

Officer Williams,

We think of you today on this, the 20 year anniversary of your untimely passing. God be with your family, especially your 2 daughters. You are not forgotten.

Sterling Hgts PD

September 27, 2006

To the family and friends of Police Officer Everette Williams Jr. and fellow officers in the Detroit Police Dept., and most especially to Officer Williams:

Today has been nine years and one day since the brutal murder of Officer Williams. His valor and bravery will never be forgotten, and his memory is being honored and revered today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Officer Williams gave to his community and the citizens of Michigan and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 27, 1986.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

September 28, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I thank you for your service and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 27, 2004

Everett was killed in the line of Duty by gunfire and it is as if his death was in vein. He also died for the City of Detroit. Lets not forget about any of the officers who we lost. He has two daughters out here i never here anything about his death anymore it is almost as if he has been forgotten about.He worked at the 10th at the time of death.Everett was killed by a elderly man while responding to a B&E run on Stopel Street in the broad daylight. Please make sure he is not forgotten. He had to be one of the best Police officers in this world. He was Known by the bad guys as Crazy Will.

Detroit Board of Education

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