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 Marion General Hospital where he died an hour later.
Special Deputy Sheriff Williams, from Marion, was survived by his wife, son and mother.