Not Here To Be Served:
Memoirs of a Peace Officer
“More than anything, it’s about service and gratitude.”
So begins the incredible true story of Alfonzo Williams, one of seven children born in poverty to a single mother in small-town Georgia. From these harsh and humble beginnings sprang a lifetime of service: A police officer at nineteen and detective at twenty-one, Williams rose through the ranks to become his hometown of Waynesboro, Georgia’s first African-American police chief. In 2016, he was elected sheriff of Burke County (of which Waynesboro is the seat) – also the first African-American to hold that post. In his own words, Alfonzo tells of the struggles and challenges - along with the tragedies and triumphs - he’s faced through a lifetime of striving to be of service, and of the faith, family, and friendships which inspired him along the way.