Lyncon Robert Dix WILLIAMS
( late of Medindie Gardens )
South Australia Police Force
Regd. # ?
Rank: Constable 1st Class
Stations: ?, Region B, Holden Hill Police Station
Service: From ? to ?
Died on: 29 August 1985
Cause: Murdered in his police car
Event location: Ross Ave, Blair Athol, S.A.
Funeral date: 3 September 1985
Funeral location: ?
Buried at: Centennial Park Cemetery, 760 Goodwood Rd, Pasadena, S.A.
Grave location: Acacia D, Path DM, Grave 537
Buried with his mother: Margaret Yvonne WILLIAMS who was buried on 19 January 2012
First Class Constable Lyncon (Lync.) Williams Aged 30 years, of Holden Hill Patrol Base, 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 William’s death as he laid a wreath at a Police Remembrance Day memorial service. “I didn’t know Lync Williams personally 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.’