Officer Ernest T. Wessells

Officer Ernest T. Wessells

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Saturday, April 23, 1938

Ernest T. Wessells

Officer Ernest Wessells was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Butternut Street, NW, while responding to a call that turned out to be a false alarm. His motorcycle collided with a street car head-on, causing him to suffer severe injuries.

He was transported to Walter Reed Hospital but died before arriving.

Officer Wessells had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for seven years and was assigned to the Sixth Precinct. He was survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Officer Wessells,
Sir, even though it has been over 75 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia.

R.I.P.
USBP

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U.S. Border Patrol

May 9, 2013

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