Eric J. Williams
On Monday, February 25, 2013, while working in a housing unit at USP Canaan, Senior Officer Eric Williams was killed by an inmate. Officer Williams was stabbed with a sharpened weapon and struck repeatedly.
Officer Williams made a career of law enforcement; first as a loss prevention officer, then as a Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania police officer. He joined the Bureau of Prisons on September 11, 2011. Officer Williams is survived by his parents, two brothers, and a sister. He was 34 years old.
On June 25, 2013, inmate Jessie Con-Ui was indicted for the murder of Officer Eric Williams. Con-Ui was charged in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania with one count of first degree murder, one count of first degree murder of a U.S. corrections officer and one count of possessing contraband in prison. If convicted, Con-Ui faces a maximum penalty of death or life in prison.
This page will be updated once more information is released.
Eric Williams is listed in the National Law Enforcement Memorial on Panel 12, W-29 .
Eric, you will never be forgotten.