MEET SAM

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Public Servant

What is a public servant? Well, exploring a person’s public service is a good place to start. Sam Williams has dedicated his life to public service. Sam began his public service when he enlisted in the Army Texas National Guard after high school. Sam would later serve as a police officer for the City of Arlington for almost ten years. Sam currently serves as Assistant Criminal District Attorney in Tarrant County where he has sought justice on behalf of the citizens of the Tarrant County community for almost two decades. Sam is the epitome of a public servant and seeks to continue his service as Judge of Criminal District Court #4 in Tarrant County.  

Experienced Prosecutor

Shortly after obtaining his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Sam left APD to join the ranks of the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. Sam has over 100 jury trials and has prosecuted cases ranging from DWI to Capital Murder. Sam also served as a Defense Counsel while assigned to the Trial Defense Services unit as an Army JAG and defended Soldiers before military Courts Martial while in combat in Iraq. In the DA’s Office, Sam has worked in multiple positions and is currently assigned as Assistant Chief of the Law Enforcement Incident Team. Sam also serves as a prosecutor assigned to the Tarrant County Veteran’s Court and additionally serves on the Board of Directors for the Tarrant County Reentry Coalition. 

Army Veteran

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Sam Williams is assigned as a Judge Advocate’s General (JAG) officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Sam’s military career started as a private in the Army Texas National Guard. Sam would later rise through the enlisted ranks and serve as Senior Drill Sergeant with the 95th (IET) Division with Headquarters at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. After completing law school, Sam received a Direct Commission to the Army JAG Corps and would later travel to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait supporting various missions that he was assigned. Sam’s military awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, just to name a few.  

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Sam Williams is a member of the US Army Reserve. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or the Department of the Army.

Law Enforcement

Sam joined the Arlington Police Department (APD) after completing his undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Arlington. Sam worked in the Patrol Division, Vice/Narcotics Unit, and DWI Task Force during his tenure with the department. Sam earned his Advanced Peace Officer certification and served as an instructor teaching Arrest Search, & Seizure within the department. During his time with the department, Sam was also a member of the prestigious APD Honor Guard. Sam represented APD during various events and served as an ambassador for the department at ceremonies, funerals, and special events.

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Family

Sam lives in Keller and is married to his wife Giselle. They have two children and the couple have lived in Tarrant County for over 35 years. Sam is a member of Gateway Church in Southlake and has coached local youth in various sports programs. Sam is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated and is an active member of the Arlington-Grand Prairie Alumni Chapter. 

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