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Officer Willie R. Gawen | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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Willie R. Gawen

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 2, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Bicycle accident

Incident Date: 3/1/1915

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Officer Willie Gawen was killed in a bicycle accident while on patrol with a fellow officer near 7th and Q Streets, NW.

Officer Gawen's partner heard a noise and when he turned around he discovered Officer Gawen laying in the street unconscious. It is believed that Officer Gawen struck a pile of debris that had been put in the street following a fire at 1526 7th Street.

Officer Gawen had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and two young children.

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