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Memorial to Stephen A. Williams

Stephen A. Williams

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: July 2, 1968
Rank: Officer
Age: 21
Years of Service: Three
Marital Status: Single
Location of Death: 1300 block Columbia Road, NW


On July 2, at 7:45 pm, Officers Williams and Matteson were attempting to arrest a robbery suspect in the 1300 block of Columbia Road. Officer Williams had one cuff on the suspect when he began fighting, the suspect's son walked up and grabbed Officer William's gun. The son shot both officers. The suspect then grabbed Officer Matteson's gun and fired two additional rounds into his prone body.

Officer Williams died from six bullet wounds to his head and body.

Officer Matteson survived his injuries.

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