Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Special Deputy Sheriff Burke Williams was accidentally shot and killed by another deputy as they attempted to arrest a burglary suspect.
After receiving a tip the suspect was going to meet his wife, the deputies waited for his arrival. As the 42-year-old man was being placed in handcuffs, the subject resisted.
The second deputy drew his .38-caliber weapon and it accidentally discharged, striking Special Deputy Williams in the head.
He was taken to a hospital where he died an hour later.
Special Deputy Williams was survived by his wife, son and mother.