Antonio L. Williams is the Chief of Police for U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii he has been in law enforcement for over 28 years. Prior to becoming a federal law enforcement officer, he served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer for twenty-two years, retiring honorably as a First Sergeant in 2008.
He became an MP because he knew he wanted to help people. It is that same sense of service that drives him to participate in helping of the Special Olympics movement. Mr. Williams’ involvement with Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run is extensive, beginning with his participation as a young soldier in Torch Runs and Tip-A-Cop events.
His roles have expanded to include volunteer coach and unified player in softball and bocce, a highly successful fundraiser through annual Cop-on-Top, Tip-A-Cop, Fuelling Dreams, Polar Plunge and Super Plunge events, not only is he a member of the Special Olympics Hawaii Executive Committee, but he also sits on the International LETR Executive Council spearheading the military initiative. Most recently, Mr. Williams was honored with the selection as Hawaii’s Final Leg Running Team Leader for the 2013 World Games in Korea.
While he’s a dedicated and successful fundraiser, Antonio’s greatest contribution to Special Olympics is his ability to raise awareness by encouraging volunteerism and leading others to see the important value of the organization’s mission.