A Coralville, IA, police officer died Sunday after suffering a medical emergency suffered while on duty responding to a call about a child who had been shot, who also later died.
Sgt. John Williams, a 28-year veteran of the department, died after responding to a call shortly after noon Sunday about 3-year-old Damaria Sanders, who was reported to have been a victim of gunshot wounds suffered in his Coralville home. Sanders died later at a local hospital later that evening, police officials told the Press Citizen.
Lonny Pulkrabek, retired Johnson County sheriff, said he knew Williams well after spending more than a decade working with him. "It's tragic because I know he was looking forward to retirement," Pulkrabek said. "He's just a good human being."