While responding to a report, an OCSO deputy was shot and killed. After one of their deputies was shot and died, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office expressed their sorrow and grief. Learn more about Who is Timothy Price Williams the Suspect of Corporal Ray Hamilton shot to death in detail.
Corporal Ray Hamilton Shot Dead
Corporal Ray Hamilton, a member of the OCSO Special Response Team, was shot while responding to a call on North Park Boulevard close to Fort Walton Beach, according to the sheriff’s office, and later passed away from his wounds at a nearby hospital.
Who is Timothy Price Williams?
The 43-year-old suspect in a domestic violence battery, Timothy Price-Williams, reportedly refused to leave the house on Saturday morning, prompting the OCSO to dispatch the SRT team to the scene.
Before 3 p.m., according to OCSO officials, the suspect shot at the deputy from outside the house. Sheriff Aden and the Command Staff are currently with family members, according to NewsChannel 7.
Sheriff Aden was described in the sheriff’s office Facebook post as saying, “We are crushed by the sadness of losing Corporal Hamilton, a deputy who was a beam of sunshine in the OCSO, dedicated to safeguarding others.
“As we deal with this terrible loss of a deeply loved and respected friend, public servant, and hero, we appreciate the never-ending stream of messages of support that have come in for his family and his coworkers.”
The suspect was hit by backfire, according to the sheriff’s office, and just slightly hurt. As they try to understand this tragedy, OCSO is requesting the public to pray for the deputy’s family as well as OCSO. As new information becomes available, NewsChannel 7 will continue to monitor this topic and update viewers.
OKALOOSA MAN CHARGED WITH PRE-MEDITATED MURDER IN SHOOTING DEATH OF DEPUTY
SHALIMAR, Fla, (Dec 24, 2022) From the Okaloosa County Sheriff…”A Fort Walton Beach area man is in the Okaloosa County jail tonight, charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting death of an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
The OCSO had obtained a warrant for 43-year-old Timothy Price-Williams on a domestic violence battery charge today but Price-Williams refused to exit his townhome at 710 North Park Boulevard.
The OCSO Special Response Team was summoned to try to negotiate with Price-Williams to give himself up peacefully. Several deputies, including Corporal Ray Hamilton, entered an area behind the backyard fence of the premises to help establish a safe perimeter. Once they got into position, shots were fired from inside the home and Corporal Hamilton was struck.
He was rushed to HCA Fort Walton Beach – Destin Hospital where he succumbed to his injury shortly after 3 p.m. Price-Williams continued to refuse to exit, then came out in a manner that caused another deputy to fire on him, injuring Price-Williams in his right arm. He received medical attention at the hospital and was then transported to the jail on a charge of premeditated murder.”
Tributes to Corporal Ray Hamilton
Nancy Sungail Posted,
Oh my. I just read this. I am so heartbroken. So sorry for your loss. I know y’all are awesome in law Enforcement. My prayers are with y’all and his family. I live in Fort Walton Beach, but I am a native of Gulfport, MS.. where the Bay St. Louis police department just lost 2 police officers last weekend. Thank you all for your service. You all are awesome. Again my heart breaks for y’all.
Carol Frick said,
My sincere condolences to Corporal Ray Hamilton and his family and all his brothers in arms. I am so very very sorry about the loss of OCSD Corporal Hamilton. I pray that everyone finds peace and comfort in knowing that your brother in arms is lying safely in the arms of our loving Jesus Christ and watching over all of his brothers. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. RIP CORPORAL RAY HAMILTON. PRAYERS FOR YOU ALL. God bless you all and keep you safe from harm.
Paula Boswell posted,
Such a senseless act by a very selfish man. A senseless loss for Corporal Hamilton’s family, who like you were anticipating Christmas Morning. A tragic loss for his family, the OCSO, his community, and his friends. There are no right words to say at this time. Hamilton Family you will be in our prayers and our thoughts in the ongoing days and months. I am broken-hearted and saddened at the loss of this officer
Bartolo Es Nos Otros said,
From a daughter that had a mother that was a battered wife and I would run to neighbors at 7 – 8 yrs old and have them call the POLICE to save my mommy. I AM SO VERY SAD about the loss of this officer’s life. You sir were a true hero. All of you Men and Women in Blue, as well as the Special Response teams, Swat, First Responders, EMS, Firefighters, Doctors, and Nurses, ARE TRUE heroes…THANKS TO ALL OF YOU. I AGAIN PRAY GOD WATCHES OVER ALL OF YOU. My condolences to the officer’s family and his fellow brothers and sisters at OCSD.
Deanna Vanderpoll said,
Devastating My condolences to this hero’s family, friends, and colleagues. Such an absolute shame. May the law be swift and just, and the disgusting killer be held accountable for his actions.
Christina Ann said,
This angers me beyond belief !!!! I am tired and profoundly heartbroken that police officers keep dying !!.. The police returning fire need to aim better so the evil suspect sees Jesus !!!! God rest the officer’s soul! Prayers and love to all who know him.
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