Officer Chris Williams is a 14-year veteran of the Mesa Police Department and a decorated 8-year combat veteran with the US Marine Corps.
On April 2, 2020, Officer Williams conducted a routine traffic stop of an individual who, unbeknownst to him at the time, had a felony warrant for kidnapping. During the stop, the suspect attempted to run over Officer Williams and a fight ensued. During the struggle, the suspect grabbed Officer Williams’ duty belt and told him that he had his gun. Officer Williams was able to gain control of his duty weapon and fatally wound the suspect.
As a result of this and other critical incidences, Officer Williams has suffered from PTSD-like symptoms and, even with medical help and therapy, has been unable to return to work.
Officer Williams has exhausted all of his paid leave time and is no longer routinely being paid by the City. However, he still has to provide for his family and maintain treatment for his diagnosed PTSD/Anxiety Disorder. To that end, we are attempting to raise $30,000 to assist him financially until he is able to return to work or medically retire.
Your support is greatly appreciated.