Yonkers Police Officer Laurine Williams died suddenly on Monday, Jan. 22 after a battle with medical complications, the department announced on Wednesday, Jan. 31.
Williams, who died only two weeks after her 50th birthday, was born in Gainesville, Florida in 1974. After growing up in the South, she eventually moved to New York and first became an officer with the New York City Police Department.
Years later, in 2007, Williams was transferred to the Yonkers Police Department and was assigned as a patrol officer in the department's 4th Precinct before eventually being assigned to the 1st Precinct in 2016. There, she served with the "Early Tour" from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., keeping this assignment until her death.
"Our heartfelt condolences go out to Laurine's friends and family, as our Department mourns yet another sudden loss of an active member in recent years," the Yonkers Police Department wrote in a social media post mourning Williams, continuing, "Rest easy, Laurine."
A public gathering for Williams's memory was held on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 30, the department said.
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