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

  • Retired LASD

    Jack and I were hired on with LASD on the same day. I still remember his badge number from both of us looking at our new badges..We worked off the street together as Bailiff’s in the old Brunswick Building in downtown L.A. until our academy class started. We rode to work everyday and did lunch together. We went thru the Academy together and later worked the MCJ. Jack went to Norwalk. I went to Lennox for 3 years. Later, I went to Norwalk, but he had already left to go to SEB.. We lost contact except for sometimes we would see each other at Lennox or Norwalk when he was working SEB. Jack was a great guy and a dedicated Law Enforcement officer. RIP Jack……

  • Retired LASD

    I was with Jack making the entry when he was shot. Sadist day of my career but the memory of his talents and dedication remain to this day. For his wonderful family and his friends, I finally initiated a campaign to honor Jack with a Freeway Memorial Dedication proudly and forever bearing his name on the 605 frwy near home. The dedication is scheduled for this year, and perhaps near May 29th, the anniversary of this
    tragic day. I invite everyone to attend and pay your respect to Jack and his family. (Date and location to follow)

  • Never Forgotten

    To Jack’s family, friends and partners, we have not forgot Jack and you are all in our thoughts today! Jack will never be forgotten by Narcotics Bureau.

  • 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.