Detective

Frank A. Williams

Toronto Police

November 19th, 1918

Age: 24 / 4 years service

 

 


Circumstances

While struggling to hold two men he had just arrested, Acting Detective Frank Williams was shot twice through the heart and killed instantly in the yard of William G. Cross livery stable, 687 King Street West at 1820 hours on November 19, 1918. One of the men, Frank McCullough, age 26, was on parole from Burwash Prison in May 1913, was captured at the corner of King and Bathurst Streets, 75 yards from the scene of the shooting while attempting to escape.


Frank McCullough was charged with murder, found guilty and later hanged for his crime.