Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff John Arthur "Big John" Williams, Sr.

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, November 23, 2019

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Reflections for Sheriff John Arthur "Big John" Williams, Sr.

"Well done good and faithful servant". May his memory be eternal.

Chaplain Tim West
Champaign County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

November 24, 2019

RIP Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the LCSO during this most difficult and tragic time....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

November 24, 2019

Prayers for the family and department. Blessed are the peacemakers.

Parole Academy Instructor Brandon Smith
TX Department of Criminal Justice-Parole Division

November 24, 2019

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc

November 24, 2019

R.I.P. and may God always be with your family.

Det Vincent Sinnott

November 24, 2019

Thank you Sheriff for your dedicated service of forty years. Rest well. My condolences to your family and the members of your agency.

Sgt. Nick Aldana (Ret.)
Los angeles Police Dept.

November 24, 2019

R.I.P. Sir

PJ Thompson Master Deputy (Ret)
Fairfax County Virginia

November 24, 2019

Rest easy Sheriff. Thank you for your decades of service to your community and our nation. May God bless the Williams family and the Sheriffs Department.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ethan Buckman
United States Navy

November 24, 2019


David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

November 24, 2019

Sheriff John Williams, Sr, during your tour of duty you first served the citizens of this great country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. You then served the citizens of Lowndes County with honor, dignity and compassion. It is now your time to rest with the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Sheriff John Williams, Sr. you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Stay Safe. Sheriff Williams you sound like the kind of "Boss" it would have been an honor to have worked for, you were out with your troops taking calls for service. "Big" John as you enter through the gates of Valhalla your arrival will be hailed by Odin himself. Fair Winds and Following Seas Devil Dog.

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson Ret.
Metropolitan Police Department/ Homicide Branch

November 24, 2019

Goodbye Big John. Care for the ones in heaven now. We will all see you soon enough.

Officer Ronald Padley
California Highway Patrol

November 24, 2019

RIP BROTHER and thank you for your service!

Police Firearms Instructor Douglas Davi
Amtrak Police Department

November 24, 2019

Rest In Peace Sheriff Williams

DOD Officer James Friedman (Retired)

November 24, 2019

My heart is broken for Sheriff Williams’s family and friends both blood and blue! I am lifting them up in prayer.
John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

LEO Road Chaplain Joni Scott
Boone County Sheriff Dept. Indiana

November 24, 2019

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Officer Jim Weaver
Los Angeles Police Department retired

November 24, 2019

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C Proft Chief Deputy retired

November 24, 2019

All give some, some give all, Rest in Peace Sheriff!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

November 24, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sheriff John Williams, killed in the line of duty while serving his fellow citizens. May our Lord provide all those who loved him with the strength and comfort they need during this difficult period. Thank you my brother in blue for your dedication, service and for making your community a safer place to live. Rest in peace Sheriff John Williams.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
DHS/ Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 24, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr. during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr..

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

November 24, 2019

Rest in Peace Sheriff, we've got the line from here.

Police Officer Brayden L.

November 24, 2019

Thank you Sheriff Williams, Sr. for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Alabama. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

November 24, 2019

It will be a very sad Thanksgiving and Christmas Season for the family of Lowndes County, AL Sheriff John Williams, Sr. as they mourn this loss. He was taken as of last night responding to a noise complaint and trespassing call that turned deadly. Not only his family mourns but all of Lowndes County, the State of Alabama and every law enforcement agency in the state are also in mourning as well.

Bradford Paulson

November 24, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

November 24, 2019

RIP Sheriff "Big John," we have the watch from here.

Sgt. C. Olson #4421
McLean Co SO/ND

November 24, 2019

Rest In Peace, Sheriff and prayers to the Williams family for comfort and peace.

Deputy Bob Correa
Baldwin County Sheriff's Office

November 24, 2019

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