Police Officer Wayne Pitt

Police Officer Wayne Pitt

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Wayne Pitt

Officer Wayne Pitt succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was dragged by his patrol car at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Street and Lamont Street, NW.

Officer Pitt was providing traffic control for a religious procession and had stopped traffic at an intersection. As the procession passed, Officer Pitt observed a scooter that was about to enter into the path of the procession and he exited his patrol car to stop it. He re-entered the patrol car when he realized that it was still in gear. The patrol car struck the scooter, another vehicle, and a tree.

He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Officer Pitt had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for four years and was assigned to the Third District's Substation. He had previously served with the Raleigh, North Carolina, Police Department for 20 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 667

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, April 6, 2007

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Officer Pitt,
I will be riding in your honor this year in the LEU Road to Hope. I am doing this in your memory and to know your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I have served in the Chesapeake Police Department for almost a year now and served in the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office for a little over 10 years. Reading your reflection wall I am honored to be riding for you, the memories show how amazing you were. It will be a privilege to ride for you and your survivors!!

Officer Shannon Velez
Chesapeake Police Department

March 23, 2018

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