Family, Colleagues Mourn SDPD Veteran Detective

Family, friends and colleagues celebrated the life of a San Diego Police Department detective Thursday who died earlier this month from injuries sustained in a bicycling accident.

An afternoon memorial was held for Det. Tim Williams at Maranatha Chapel in Rancho Bernardo where he was remembered as a family man both in and outside of his workplace at the San Diego Police Department.

Williams was finishing a 30-mile bike ride on Feb. 27 when he was seriously injured. He was transported to Palomar Hospital where he was put on life support. On March 4, he was taken off life support, losing his battle.

According to a press release from the SDPD, Williams’ wish was to donate his organs if he were ever involved in a fatal accident. His wish was granted and three people were given a second chance at life thanks to the detective’s organ donations.

Williams spent nearly 30 years at the SDPD where he was promoted to detective within 10 years of working in patrol. He previously worked in the vice, domestic violence and child abuse units, and was recently serving as an Internal Affairs detective under the Chief’s Office.

Williams is remembered as a man who loved his job and the people he worked with, and they loved him right back. His passing has weighed heavily not only on his family, but also his co-workers.

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