Special Deputy Sheriff
Burke Williams
Grant County Sheriff's Department
Tuesday, July 17, 1945

Age: 37
Served: 7 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 51W, Line 28
Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire (Accidental)
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, July 17, 1945
09:50 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:

Incident County:
Grant
Incident Township:

Weapon Used:
.38-caliber handgun
Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Estates of Serenity, Marion

   Special Deputy Sheriff Burke Williams was accidentally shot and killed by another deputy as they attempted to arrest a burglary suspect.

   The subject resisted when Deputy Williams attempted to place him in handcuffs. The second deputy drew his weapon and it accidentally discharged, striking Deputy Williams in the head. He was transported to a local hospital where he died an hour later.

   Deputy Williams was survived by his wife, son and mother.