George WilliamsLong Prairie Police Department, Minnesota
End of Watch: Saturday, July 29, 1922
Marshal Williams was shot and killed as he and a deputy attempted to arrest several bank robbery suspects in Hewitt. The men had fled after being interrupted during the robbery. Marshal Williams jumped on the running board of their car at a roadblock at the river bridge. When he ordered the driver to stop one of the backseat passengers opened fire, fatally wounding Marshal Williams. The suspects fled but were later apprehended after being located in Sauk Centre. All three suspects were found guilty and sentenced to prison ranging from seven years to life.
The Long Prairie Police Department and Todd County Sheriff’s Office will be honoring Nation Police Week which is May 13th through May 19th. Law Enforcement agencies throughout the United States will be honoring this week for all Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty.
May 15th is National Police Officer’s Day. Nine years ago this date, a memorial was dedicated to honor Marshal George Williams who was the Long Prairie Village Marshal who was fatally shot in the line duty.
Marshal Williams is the only Law Enforcement Officer killed in the line of duty in Todd County. For more information please stop by at the George Williams Memorial located by Riverside Drive and Highway 71, or the Todd County Historical Museum, on Central Ave.
Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/14236-village-marshal-george-williams#ixzz1myxcbFa6