A Jamaica block has a new name in honor of the late NYPD Detective Keith L. Williams, who was killed in 1989 by a prisoner he and a fellow detective were transporting.

A “Detective Keith L. Williams Way” street sign went up Saturday at the corner of 172nd Street and Liberty Avenue, after the City Council approved Council Member I. Daneek Miller’s co-naming proposal earlier this year.

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“Detective Keith L. Williams was a pillar of the community,” said Miller. “As we honor his legacy with this street co-naming, we remember his achievements, and most significantly, his commitment to young people and community development. This street sign will be a reminder for generations to come of Detective Williams’ many accomplishments and generous spirit.”

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