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Philadelphia Police Dept. PA Patch
Resided: PA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jan. 09, 1918
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 44 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Philadelphia Police Dept. - PA
2201 Belmont Ave  
Philadelphia, PA   19131   USA
(215)560-6200
County: Philadelphia
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Detective
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: PA   USA   Wed. Jan. 09, 1918
Summary: Detective George Williams was shot and killed in a gun battle with five men at 16th and South streets. Detective Williams, the citys only black detective, came upon a fracas in a bar and was trying to arrest the men when one opened fire on him.

Detective Williams had been a star of the Cuban Giants of the Negro Baseball League. He was the first black officer killed in the line of duty.

The principal killer in this case, a 22-year year old black male named Samuel Coles, was executed for the crime on November 1, 1920.

Detective Williams was survived by his wife and five children.

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