Constable 1st Class

Lyncon Robert Dix WILLIAMS

YEAR OF DEATH

1985

JURISDICTION

South Australia

DETAILS OF DEATH

Lyncon Williams died in his patrol car after he responded with his junior partner to reports of gunfire at Ross Avenue Blair Athol. A 17-year-old shot him as he arrived on the scene. He had not even had the chance to step out of his car ahead of the fatal shot. Police arrested and charged the shooter with murder. He was convicted and sentenced to imprisonment at the Governor’s pleasure. A non-parole period was later fixed at 13-and-a-half years. Police Association President Peter Alexander reflected on Williams’ death as he laid a wreath at a recent Police Remembrance Day memorial service. “I didn’t know Lync Williams but I’ll always remember the circumstances of that murder” he said. “I remember the shock of it and the grief for his family and workmates. It was a tragedy that was reflected right across the job.”

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