July 22, 1940 - November 27, 2009
Marion Station, Maryland
Paying tribute to an officer,
mentor and friend
By Tyler Dunne December 5, 2009
Members of the SU community remember 40-year DPS official Grant Williams during his funeral at Hendricks Chapel Saturday.
Mike Hopkins remembers trudging across a snowy Syracuse University campus as a wide-eyed freshman in 1989. Everything about the school was new to the young basketball player from California.
Then — out of nowhere — someone lent a helping hand.
As he did for countless others, Department of Public Safety official Grant Williams Jr. gave Hopkins advice and provided him with an insider’s take on the campus.
Photo: Jamie De Pould
The funeral procession for Major Grant Williams passes Crouse College on the way to Oakwood Cemetary following the memorial service at Hendricks Chapel . . .