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 Thomas Williams, Detective

Thomas Williams

Thursday, October 31, 1985



Williams, Thomas

Rank: Detective

Serial Number:17491

Division: North Hollywood

Location: 7600 Glade

Date Killed: Thursday, October 31, 1985

Cause of Death: Shot by a Robbery Suspect

Bio: Detective Thomas Williams was ambushed and
assassinated in order to prevent him from testifying in an upcoming
robbery trial.

The incident occurred in front of his son at his son's school. The
shooter was sentenced to death, and two conspirators were sentenced
to life without parole plus 25 years to life.

Detective Williams was posthumously awarded the Medal of Valor for
the actions taken by him to protect his son during the incident. He
had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 13 years, and
is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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