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Slain Pa. CO remembered at 3rd annual memorial run

Eric Williams was murdered by an inmate in 2013

By C1 Staff

NANTICOKE, Pa. — Corrections officers and community members came together to honor a fallen corrections officer.

The third annual Eric J. Williams Memorial 5K Race was held Saturday. Williams, 31, was fatally stabbed by Jessie Con-Ui in 2013, the Times-Leader reported. His death helped pass a federal law allowing COs to carry non-lethal pepper spray.

Williams’ family started the race to raise scholarship money and awareness about the dangers corrections officers face, WBRE reported.

Con-Ui is facing capital murder charges and faces death if convicted. The jury seating process begins June 1, the Times-Leader reported.