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 Senior 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. On June 8, 2017, a federal jury found Con-Ui guilty of first-degree murder and related crimes. On July 10, 2017, the same jury decided that Con-Ui should be sentenced to life imprisonment for the first-degree murder of Eric Williams. The prosecutor had sought the death penalty in this case.
Eric Williams is listed in the National Law Enforcement Memorial on Panel 12, W-29 .
Eric, you will never be forgotten.