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 Charles P. Williams, Policeman

Charles P. Williams

Saturday, January 13, 1923

Williams, Charles P.

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: 567

Division: Central Vice

Location: 8th and Stanford

Date Killed: Saturday, January 13, 1923

Cause of Death: Shot during a Vice
Investigation

Bio: Ofcr Williams was working Central Vice when
he and his partner heard the call of a man with a gun at the
intersection of 8th and Stanford. As the Ofcrs were en-route their
police vehicle broke down at 6th and Central Ave. Ofcr Williams
continued on foot to the location where he confronted a man armed
with a revolver. During the confrontation Ofcr Williams shot the
suspect in the leg but was also struck twice by the suspects
gunfire. Ofcr Williams was transported to hospital but succumbed to
his injuries. A massive search was started for the murderer of Ofcr
Williams. The suspect was caught a few hours later and convicted of
the murder of Officer Williams. Officer Williams was the first
African American Officer killed in the line of duty in the
LAPD.

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