Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Officer David C. Hawfield | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer

David C. Hawfield

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Monday, July 14, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 9 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

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.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

Related Line of Duty Deaths

Officer Michael J. Cody
Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia
End of Watch: Monday, July 14, 1969
Cause: Automobile accident

View all 9 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Swimming with him and his sister in Stoney Creek in Soutwest, VA when he came to visit his grandmother and my great aunt. Singing "Froggy Went A Courtin" with him as he played the guitar. So eager to go see he and his family when they made the annual family trip to VA. So excited to know he was getting married. Opened the wedding invitation that morning and a call that evening that he had been killed.

You are not forgotten cousin. Today memories of you are bittersweet as we say goodbye to an officer shot in the line of duty here in Charlotte County, Florida, the first shooting death in the 92 years of history of the sheriff's department.

So my dear cousin, welcome our friend in heaven. His watch has ended. David, you are not forgotten. Your time here with us gave us many wonderful family memories

Mary N. Mann Franks
Cousin
August 10, 2013

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2016 Deaths