Deputy Sheriff John Timothy Williamson Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama End of Watch: Saturday, October 25, 2014

angelButler County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff John Timothy Williamson

Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama
End of Watch: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Biographical Info

Age: 48
Tour of Duty: 20 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: October 20, 2014
Weapon Used: Person
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Sheriff Kenny Harden
Butler County Sheriff’s Office
700 Court Square
Greenville, AL 36037
Phone: (334) 382-6521

Deputy Sheriff Tim Williamson suffered a heart attack following a struggle with a subject he was attempting to arrest.
Believing he had strained a muscle during the struggle, he did not seek medical treatment. The pain in his chest continued and on October 23rd, 2014, it became severe after he responded to several calls for service. He drove himself to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with having a heart attack. He suffered a massive heart attack while being transported to a second hospital, where he died two days later.
Deputy Williamson was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. He is survived by his father, sister, and two brothers.

BUTLER COUNTY, Ala. — A deputy suffered a heart attack after a struggle with a suspect and died several days later.

ODMP reports Deputy Sheriff John Timothy Williamson felt pain in his chest following a struggle during an arrest October 20.

Williamson believed he had strained a muscle and did not seek medical treatment. On October 23, Williamson’s pain became severe as he was operating on duty, and he drove himself to a local hospital.

He was diagnosed with suffering a heart attack, and suffered another in transit to a second hospital. He died two days later on October 25.

Deputy Williamson was a 20-year veteran of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. He also served in the U.S. Navy, according to the report.

Tim is survived by his father, John Bill Williamson; stepfather, Lavon Ward of Greenville; aunts and uncles: Ruth and Robert Horn of Luverne, Harold and Mary Teague of Greenville, Dianne and Jimmy Williamson of Greenville, Mary P. McGrath of Orlando, Fla., William and Joyce Bilger of Ormond Beach, Fla.; seven cousins: Stanley Foster, Greg Foster, Renee Kelley, Rodney Teague, Scott Teague, Michelle Himmelberger and Teresa Bayles; half-sister, April W. Shaneyfelt; two half-brothers: Stephen Williamson and Josh Williamson; special friend, Katrina Hackart of Jacksonville, Fla.; and close friends: Jessie Hackart and DeAgo Martin.

Active pallbearers will be the Deputies of the Butler County Sheriff’s Department. Honorary pallbearers will be Stanley Foster, Greg Foster, Rodney Teague, Scott Teague and Terry Joe Johnson and other law enforcement officers.

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