Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Not available
Officer David Higginbotham was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at a shopping center at Alabama Avenue and 30th Street, SE, at approximately 8:20 pm.
The driver fled the scene but surrendered to police the next day.
Officer Higginbotham had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for only three months.