Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # R579
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 5/14/2005
Reserve Sergeant Joseph Pozell succumbed to severe injuries sustained three days earlier while directing traffic at the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW, in Georgetown.
He was struck by a vehicle at approximately 1530 hours when he stepped back into the path of the driver of a small SUV that was making a turn. He was transported to George Washington University Hospital where he died.
Reserve Sergeant Pozell had served in the Metropolitan Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and son.
On May 16, 2006, one year after his death, he was posthumously promoted to the rank of Reserve Sergeant.