P-O- William Morrison #9593

P.O. William M. Morrison, Jr. #9593

Name: Morrison, William M.
Star: 9593
Memorial Panel #: 5
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: 016
End of Watch: 04 September 1987
Incident Details: Police Officer William Morrison, Jr., 51, was a 27-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 016 District. On September 4, 1987, Officer Morrison and four other officers were working special employment for the Chicago Housing Authority. The officers were dispatched to a “man with a gun” call when their squad car was struck by drunk driver, Juan Soliz. Officer Morrison succumbed to his injuries at Cook County Hospital. Juan Soliz was found guilty of reckless homicide and driving under the influence. He was sentenced to three years in prison. Officer Morrison was laid to rest in All Saints Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mary, a son and two daughters.