Williams, Henry(died: 1908)
Henry Williams was a marshal with the police department in Paris, KY. He was one of the first African Americans with the police department in Paris. On September 18, 1908, Henry Williams was on patrol at the Paris Colored Fair and attempted to break up a fight between James "Bud" Warren and his wife. Williams was stabbed to death by Warren, who claimed self-defense. Later that night, Warren telephoned the police and asked them to come get him at the home of Dan Love on Cypress Street in Paris. Bud Warren (1872-1911) was the son of Jane Buckner. He was convicted of manslaughter in the Bourbon County Circuit Court in March of 1909. He was sentenced to 8 years in the Kentucky Penitentiary. Warren was represented by Attorney John J. Williams. James "Bud" Warren died of heart disease in 1911, not too long after he got out of prison. For more see "Stabbed to death," The Bourbon News, 09/22/1908, p. 1; "NOTICE," The Bourbon News, 03/18/1910, p.8; and James Warren, Kentucky Death Certificate File #20036, Registered #74 (Ancestry.com).