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Officer David H. Rose | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia


David H. Rose

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Saturday, February 20, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 9 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer David Rose was accidentally shot and killed by a Montgomery County, Maryland, following a pursuit of a robbery and kidnapping suspect that ended in Montgomery County.

The suspect vehicle stopped on I-495, near University Boulevard, and a struggle ensued as they attempted to arrest the man. The officer's gun was discharged when his arm was bumped during the struggle.

Officer Rose had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for nine months. He was survived by his expectant wife and one child.

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Some fine officer from the Charlotte, NC PD helped your brother today Dave. I'm going to try to thank them for you. You will live on in my son Dave. Watch over us from Valhalla.

Bud Dunlap
U.S. Army / Vietnam 710' - 71'
August 5, 2014


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