Marshal George Williams was shot and killed as he and a deputy attempted to arrest several bank robbery suspects in Hewitt.

The men had fled after being interrupted during the robbery and were intercepted by Marshall Williams and Deputy Sheriff Seeley Adams, who had set up a roadblock with their car. Marshal Williams jumped on the running board of their car at the roadblock at the river bridge in Long Prairie. When he ordered the driver to stop one of the backseat passengers opened fire, fatally wounding Marshal Williams. The suspects fled but were later apprehended after being located in Sauk Centre. All three suspects were found guilty and sentenced to prison ranging from seven years to life.

Marshal Williams was survived by his wife.