Honor Roll

Jack D. Williams

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jack Williams was assigned to the Narcotics Bureau at the time of his murder. In a joint effort of several agencies, Deputy Jack Williams participated in serving a search warrant for illegal narcotics. Officers knocked on the door of the location, but no one answered. The officers/deputies heard noises inside, and fearing evidence was being destroyed, forced entry. Deputy Esquival entered first, saw a man with a shotgun, and jumped to the side. The suspect fired, hitting Deputy Williams who was thrown backwards and pulled away by assisting officers. Deputy Esquival shot the suspect as he ran away. Deputy Williams died from his wounds.

Tributes in honor of Deputy Jack D. Williams

  • Deputy

    I worked patrol, SWT, and Narco with Jack. He was an excellent street cop but an even better husband, father, and friend. This memorial is long overdue

  • Retired LASD Sergeant

    I attended the Sheriff’s Academy in 1970. The practice was to divide the cadets up according to their last name. Jack and I were in the sixth platoon. I got to know Jack during those many stressful weeks. He was dedicated right from the start. He excelled in academics, shooting, & physical training. To be honest, I was a little shocked that he wasn’t our honor cadet, but I’m sure he was at least number two in our class. Jack was a man of integrity, honor and dedication. He did all things well. Jack and I were in class #142 and we fought in the first East Los Angeles riot in 1970. I was proud to fight and serve along side him. He was a great Deputy and a wonderful friend. May he rest in peace.