Carlsbad’s first Black police officer dies

New Mexico News

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Carlsbad’s first Black police officer has died. James Williams began his career as a patrolman in Carlsbad in 1970. The Carlsbad Police Department says he was a pillar of the community and focused on establishing a good relationship with law enforcement and the public.


Williams also helped coordinate neighborhood watch programs and took a special interest in gang prevention. He was eventually promoted to captain before he retired.

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