Fallen police officer honored posthumously

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police Lt. Donna Williams, who was with the
department from 1989 until being slain last year, was honored this week with an
award at the 28th National Symposium on Child Abuse held in Huntsville, Ala.

The award accepted the award on her behalf by Detective Cindy Brady.
Williams' daughter, De Kenya Williams, attended the ceremony.

Williams was given the Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes
professionals who have made a significant and positive contribution to services
dealing with child abuse and exploitation.

National Symposium on Child Abuse Executive Director Chris Newlin noted
that Williams declined invitations to move up in the organizational ladder of
the department in order to do the work she loved with the children and families
who had dealt with problems.

“Donna left a legacy and reputation that no one has or will come close
to emulating,” Newlin said. “Donna was a great role model for how teams
should work together.”

Williams was fatally stabbed, along with her 18-year-old daughter
Briana, in their Rancho Penasquitos home on July 18, allegedly by her son Brian
Rockwell Williams. A judge ruled in October that Brian Rockwell Williams was
mentally incompetent to stand trial and ordered him sent to a state mental

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