Officer David C. Hawfield

Officer David C. Hawfield

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, July 14, 1969

David C. Hawfield

Officer David Hawfield and Officer Michael Cody were killed when the patrol wagon they were in was struck by a vehicle which failed to stop for a flashing red light at 8th and K Streets, NE.

The impact was so strong that both officers were ejected from the vehicle. As Officer Cody lay dying in the street a citizen stole his police revolver.

Officer Hawfield had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for nine months.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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May you rest in God’s eternal peace David. My thoughts and prayers are always there for you. I wish I was able to meet you in person, but that was not meant to be. If me and my sister could have sat down and had a conversation with you that would have been a most memorable moment in our lives. You just went to heaven too soon.

Your half sisters by Clayton Hawfield
Polly Bradley and Yvonne Graham

February 26, 2018

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