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Officer Russell W. Ponton | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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Russell W. Ponton

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 2, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle accident

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Officer Russell Ponton was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to another call involving a police shooting. Officer Ponton's motorcycle collided with a vehicle at the the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Randle Circle, SE.

While en route an oil truck turned in front of him causing a collision.

Officer Ponton had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife.

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