West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida
End of Watch Monday, August 16, 2021
Police Officer Robert Williams from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Officer Williams had served with the West Palm Beach Police Department for over 20 years. Officer William is survived by his wife and two stepsons.
Officer Williams’ brother, Police Officer David Ciacco of the New York City Police Department, died on February 12th, 2015, as the result of exposure to toxins while participating in rescue and recovery efforts following the September 11th, 2001, Terrorist Attacks.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.