DETECTIVE TIMOTHY D. WILLIAMS
BADGE 1075, ID 3794
SDPD 07/18/1985 - 03/04/2015
05/22/1963 - 03/04/2015
Detective Tim Williams was seriously injured as the result of a single bicycle crash that occurred on February 27th, while finishing a 30 mile bicycle ride.
Tim was transported to Palomar Hospital where his heart was revived. He was sustained on life-support until being removed on Wednesday, March 4th. He died within minutes with friends and family surrounding him.
Tim once stated he wished to donate his organs for the hope of giving life to others should he ever sustain a fatal injury. That wish was granted, and three individuals were given a new lease on life as a result of Tim’s donation. Tim was 51 years old.
Tim was a 29½ year veteran of the San Diego Police Department. He worked a variety of assignments in patrol, including Beach Enforcement Team and other special details.
Within ten years Tim was promoted to Detective, which began a distinguished career as a respected and trustworthy investigator. Tim worked special investigative units including Vice, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. He was currently attached to the Chief’s Office as an Internal Affairs detective.
Throughout his distinguished career Tim garnered the admiration and love of his coworkers, as well as the public he served. Few had a way with subjects of an investigation, be they suspects or victims, without yielding to the personable and genuine manner of this likable man. Tim loved what he did and the people he worked with. His passing has dealt a serious emotional and operational blow to the entire San Diego Police Department.
Tim was also a beloved and devoted husband and father of four who are grieved at his passing. His wife of 21 years met Tim while she was volunteering for the investigative unit he was assigned to at the time and their love and friendship grew to be a model of family and fun.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 2:30 PM at Maranatha Chapel, 10752 Coastwood Road in San Diego.