An Iowa police officer died Sunday after experiencing a medical issue while responding to a shooting involving a child.
Coralville Police Sgt. John Williams "sufferedan acute medical emergency in the aftermath of a child shooting call," the department stated in a social media post. Williams was part of the response to a call in which a 3-year-old child had been shot. The child died Monday.
"Yesterday, the community lost a great officer, a fantastic family man and a true public servant," State Sen. Kevin Kinney, a former Johnson County sheriff’s deputy, stated on Twitter.
Williams, 59, had been with the Coralville Police Department for over 28 years. He had been working as a patrol shift supervisor and a field training officer and supervisor.
"His knowledge, experience and leadership will be near-impossible to replace," the department stated. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, co-workers, and all those he helped throughout his career."