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Lyncon Robert Dix WILLIAMS


 Lyncon Robert Dix WILLIAMS

aka  Lync

( 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.

Event location: 

Age:  30

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

Lyncon Robert Dis WILLIAMS
Lyncon Robert Dis WILLIAMS

[alert_green]LYNCON IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_green]



August 29th, 1985, Police Officer Lyncon Robert Dix Williams from Holden Hill police was murdered at Blair Athol.
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.’


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