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Officer Kevin Joseph Welsh | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia


Kevin Joseph Welsh

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Monday, August 4, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 3837

Cause: Drowned

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Officer Kevin Welsh drowned after jumping into the Anacostia River in an attempt to rescue a suicidal woman who had jumped off of the 11th Street Bridge. While in the water Officer Welsh indicated he needed help but went under and drowned before he could be rescued.

Officer Welsh was assigned to the Special Operations Division and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his expectant wife and two children.

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Remembering a Father, Husband, Son, Brother and Friend to many. Kevin, we will always Cary a part of you in our hearts. May we love a little more, be a little kinder and face each day with more gratitude in your honor. I was with you that fateful day and a part of you will always remain with me for eternity. To my friend and partner rest in peace.

Lt. Steven B. ODell (Ret)
August 4, 2015


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