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Metropolitan Police Department, DC

Metropolitan Police Department


Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Police Officer Paul Michael Dittamo
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, October 30, 2010
Cause: Automobile accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Police Officer Wayne Pitt
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Cause: Automobile accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Sergeant Gerard Walter Burke, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, March 23, 2006
Cause: Heart attack

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Police Officer James C. McBride
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Cause: Duty related illness

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Reserve Sergeant Joseph Pozell
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Sergeant Clifton Rife, II
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Sergeant John Samuel Ashley
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, May 30, 2004
Cause: Heart attack

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Thomas Franklin Hamlette, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, July 18, 1998
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Robert L. Johnson, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, April 26, 1997
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Oliver Wendell Smith, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, February 26, 1997
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Master Patrol Officer Brian T. A. Gibson
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, February 5, 1997
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Anthony W. Simms
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, June 3, 1996
Cause: Vehicular assault

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Scott Shaffer Lewis
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, October 9, 1995
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer James Madison McGee, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, February 7, 1995
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Sergeant Henry Joseph "Hank" Daly
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, November 22, 1994
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Jason Edward White
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, December 30, 1993
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Ernest Carlyle Ricks, III
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, May 17, 1989
Cause: Heart attack

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer James L. Gordon
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, December 14, 1987
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Robert Remington
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, May 19, 1987
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Kevin Joseph Welsh
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, August 4, 1986
Cause: Drowned

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Sergeant Joseph M. Cournoyer
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, January 29, 1985
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Raymond E. Mumford
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, March 11, 1983
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Robert K. Best
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, December 15, 1982
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Donald G. Luning
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, September 14, 1982
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Arthur P. Snyder
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, February 12, 1980
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Alfred V. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, June 6, 1979
Cause: Aircraft accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Richard F. Giguere
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, June 6, 1979
Cause: Aircraft accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Bernis Carr, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, February 16, 1978
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Bruce W. Wilson
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, April 26, 1977
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Sergeant Michael J. Acri
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, October 16, 1976
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Police Officer Gail A. Cobb
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1974
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer George D. Jones, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, March 24, 1973
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Ronnie W. Hassell
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, December 2, 1972
Cause: Vehicular assault

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Dana Edward Harwood
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, September 25, 1972
Cause: Drowned

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Police Officer Jerry Wayne Morris
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, December 4, 1971
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer William L. Sigmon
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, May 25, 1971
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Jerrard F. Young
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, May 21, 1971
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Glenn Patrick Fisher
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, March 10, 1971
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer David H. Rose
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, February 20, 1971
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Allan L. Nairn
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, November 30, 1969
Cause: Vehicular assault

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer David C. Hawfield
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, July 14, 1969
Cause: Automobile accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Michael J. Cody
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, July 14, 1969
Cause: Automobile accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Willie C. Ivery, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, November 15, 1968
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Stephen Acheson Williams
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, July 2, 1968
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Eugene I. Williams
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, February 27, 1968
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Lawrence L. Dorsey
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, February 2, 1968
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Detective Gilbert M. Silvia
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1967
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Russell W. Ponton
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, May 2, 1967
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Marvin Lee Stocker
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, March 23, 1966
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Marcus P. Willis
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, December 27, 1965
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Martin I. Donovan
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, July 9, 1964
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Robert D. Handwerk
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, January 24, 1964
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer David Clark Higginbotham
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, December 7, 1963
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Elmer L. Hunter
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, March 20, 1963
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Detective Sergeant James Roche
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, June 30, 1962
Cause: Heart attack

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Terrell M. Dodson
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, April 17, 1960
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Donald J. Brereton
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, January 7, 1960
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Harold K. Shelton
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, May 3, 1959
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Lester G. Myers
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, November 13, 1958
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer George W. Cassels
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, July 12, 1953
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Corporal Grady A. Beacham
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, December 2, 1948
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Mortimer P. Donoghue
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, September 16, 1948
Cause: Automobile accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Hubert W. Estes
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, May 16, 1947
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Richard H. Taylor
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, December 13, 1946
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Harry E. Hamilton
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, November 1, 1946
Cause: Vehicular assault

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Donald W. Downs
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, September 1, 1946
Cause: Vehicular assault

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer William J. Weston, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, March 4, 1945
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Charles R. Johnston
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, May 9, 1943
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Irving Rosenburg
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, February 15, 1942
Cause: Automobile accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Uel M. Gaile
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, August 19, 1940
Cause: Accidental

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Sergeant Charles F. Cummins, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, June 12, 1940
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Robert W. Davis
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, January 1, 1940
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Raymond E. Grant
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, August 14, 1939
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Richard T. Conklin
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, June 5, 1938
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Ernest T. Wessells
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, April 23, 1938
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Detective Sergeant Paul W. Jones
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, March 14, 1936
Cause: Automobile accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Frank L. Nussbaum
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, February 16, 1936
Cause: Fall

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Raymond V. Sinclair
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, December 28, 1934
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer George W. Shinault
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, August 14, 1932
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Elmer A. Swanson
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, July 5, 1932
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Arthur H. Gelhar
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, August 8, 1931
Cause: Automobile accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Charles D. Poole
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, August 4, 1931
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Jessie L. Taylor
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, May 17, 1931
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Frank J. Scoville
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, September 24, 1930
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Frederick W. Bauer
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, June 6, 1930
Cause: Accidental

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Ross H. Kaylor
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, December 10, 1929
Cause: Struck by streetcar

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Edgar Preston Alexander
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, November 16, 1929
Cause: Automobile accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Harry J. McDonald
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1929
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer William S. Buchanan
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, April 18, 1929
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer John Francis McAuliffe
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, January 21, 1929
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Claude O. Rupe
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, October 14, 1928
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer James G. Helm
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, February 11, 1928
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Leo W. K. Busch
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, September 28, 1926
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Earl A. Skinner
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, June 9, 1926
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Claude C. Koontz
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, November 30, 1925
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Raymond C. Leisinger
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, August 28, 1924
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer John Purcell
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, October 17, 1923
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Frederick G. Stange
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, February 28, 1923
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Edmund P. Keleher
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, January 10, 1922
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer George D. Chinn
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, October 20, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Samuel C. Hayden
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Sunday, February 27, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Preston E. Bradley
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, February 21, 1921
Cause: Vehicular assault

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Oscar A. McKimmie
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, January 17, 1920
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Detective Sergeant James E. Armstrong
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, December 20, 1919
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Home Defense Officer Isaac B. Halbfinger
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, July 22, 1919
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Detective Sergeant Harry Wilson
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, July 21, 1919
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Lester M. Kidwell
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, July 11, 1918
Cause: Fall

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Lieutenant David T. Dunigan
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, May 21, 1918
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer John A. Conrad
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, May 21, 1918
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Willie R. Gawen
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, March 2, 1915
Cause: Bicycle accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer William Charles Farquhar
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, October 22, 1913
Cause: Duty related illness

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Crossing Policeman Eugene Calvin Smith
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Saturday, January 1, 1910
Cause: Fall

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Captain William H. Mathews
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, March 5, 1909
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer William E. Yetton
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Monday, November 9, 1908
Cause: Animal related

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer John J. Smith
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1904
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Sergeant Frederick M. "Fritz" Passau
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, May 17, 1899
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Junius B. Slack
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, November 27, 1891
Cause: Stabbed

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Adolphus C. Constantine
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Thursday, September 10, 1891
Cause: Drowned

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Americus N. Crippin
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, November 5, 1889
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer John H. Fowler
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, September 9, 1884
Cause: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Francis M. Doyle
Metropolitan Police Department
EOW: Friday, December 29, 1871
Cause: Gunfire

Line of Duty Deaths: 121

Accidental: 2
Aircraft accident: 2
Animal related: 1
Automobile accident: 9
Bicycle accident: 1
Drowned: 3
Duty related illness: 2
Fall: 3
Gunfire: 61
Gunfire (Accidental): 7
Heart attack: 4
Motorcycle accident: 11
Stabbed: 1
Struck by streetcar: 1
Struck by vehicle: 4
Vehicle pursuit: 3
Vehicular assault: 6

 

By Month

January: 8
February: 14
March: 10
April: 6
May: 14
June: 9
July: 12
August: 8
September: 9
October: 7
November: 11
December: 13

 

By Gender

Male: 120
Female: 1

 

 
 
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