Monday, May 24, 2010
Officer Gary L. Williams
Officer Gary Lee Williams
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: Monday, March 27, 1989
Date of Incident: Monday, March 27, 1989
Badge Number: 33
Tour of Duty: 3 yr
Suspect Info: Not available
Weapon Used: Gun; Officer's service weapon .357 Magnum revolver
Buried: Mission Park North
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P60 - W9
TPOM: 11, B, 04
At 3:10 am, Officer Williams responded to a suspicious vehicle call at 600 N.E. Loop 410 at a vacant building. Officer Williams circled the building and observed a male jump into the passenger seat of a vehicle and the vehicle departed location. Officer Williams followed the vehicle with his lights initiated to stop the suspicious vehicle. The vehicle stopped at the 800 Blk of 410, east of Broadway. Officer Williams made contact with the occupants, both Julian Hernandez and Henry David Hernandez. A struggle ensued with the occupants causing Officer Williams to lose his city issued .357 Magnum revolver. Shortly after, Williams reported over the radio he had been shot. Officer Williams later died from his wounds after being shot twice. Both Julian Hernandez and Henry David Hernandez departed the location but turned themselves in after a city-wide manhunt for them. Officer Williams’s service weapon was never recovered.
Officer Williams was survived by his wife and two sons, who have also joined SAPD, his parents, sister and grandmother.
Officer Williams was a graduate of Edison High School Class 1969 and served in the U.S. Army. He graduated from the SAPD academy August 19, 1985.