Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 4 months
Badge # 4484
Cause: Automobile crash
Police Officer Paul Dittamo was killed in an automobile accident while responding to assist an officer who was struggling with a suspect high on PCP.
At approximately 1:00 am, Officer Dittamo and his partner were responding to the incident on Morris Road, SE. Their vehicle was traveling northeast on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that failed to yield right of way. Their patrol collided with a utility pole in the 2200 block of MLK Avenue. Officer Dittamo was killed in the collision and his partner sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Officer Dittamo had served with the Metropolitan Police Department, Seventh District, for just over one year. He is survived by his expectant wife, parents, brothers, sisters, and 23 nieces and nephews.