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Officer Harry E. Hamilton | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia


Harry E. Hamilton

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Friday, November 1, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # 793

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Detective Harry Hamilton was killed when he and his partner attempted to arrest a suspect in a stolen car. Detective Hamilton and his partner were approaching the occupied stolen auto, which was parked near Q Street and Florida Avenue, NE, when the driver spotted the detectives and proceeded to drive off.

The detectives grabbed onto the sides of the auto and held on as the car accelerated straight into a tractor-trailer near the intersection of Florida Avenue and New York Avenue, NE. Detective Hamilton died from a broken back and fractured skull.

Detective Hamilton was survived by his wife and three children.

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