December 6, 2016

Frankie Williams - New Jersey State Trooper Fatality

Frankie Williams
Trooper Frankie Williams, age 31, died in the line of duty on December 5, 2016, at a hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

Trooper Williams was a member of the New Jersey State Police. He was assigned to Port Norris Station in Cumberland County. He had just under one year of service.

Around 7:00 p.m., Frankie was responding to a call for service and was on a highway near Millville. An oncoming vehicle crossed the grass median and plowed into Frankie's patrol car at a high rate of speed.

Frankie was flown to a hospital in Camden where, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that crossed the median, a 61 year old male, also died in the collision. There had been reports earlier that a car matching this vehicle's description, was being driven erratically. 

Frankie grew up in Florida and graduated from George Jenkins High School in Lakeland, Florida. 

Lakeland is a city of just under 101,000 people and is located 36 miles east of Tampa. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Frankie and
for those who have lost him.
Prior to entering law enforcement, Frankie had worked for more than 8 years at a Lowe's store. He had also earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Rutger's University-Camden. He was studying towards a master's degree in criminal justice as well. 

He graduated from the New Jersey State Police Class in late January of 2016. 

He had just gotten married in September of 2016. 

Friends stated that Frankie had always wanted to be a police officer. He was always smiling and joking. He had a kind spirit. 

All New Jersey State Troopers are in mourning over the death of their brother. He was a well-liked and well-respected member of the State Police. He had a future in law enforcement. He will be forever remembered.

Frankie's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Frankie is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife.

Thank you for your service to New Jersey, Frankie. 

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Frankie is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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