Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Motorcycle crash
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.