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Officer Willie C. Ivery, Jr. | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia


Willie C. Ivery, Jr.

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Friday, November 15, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer Wilie Ivery was accidentally shot and killed by two uniformed officers who mistook him for a suspect.

Officer Ivery and his partner were working a plainclothes detail near 6th Street and Massachussetts Avenue, NE, when they attempted to stop a robbery suspect. They exited their unmarked cruiser with their guns drawn. At the same time, the uniformed officers pulled up as they were also looking for the armed robbery suspect. Officer Ivery was told to halt and as he turned to see who was yelling, he was shot by the officers.

Officer Ivery had been with the Metropolitan Police Department for two years, and is survived by his wife.

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I remember the day this happened also. I thought about this after the tragic death of the PGPD Officer Colson on Sunday, March 13. I decided to Google Willie's name which led me to this page. I had just joined the police department working in the old #9 precinct. Willie was the first police officer that I had seen killed and it was devastating. I remember him very well, he was highly thought of by all. I also remember Joe Burden, very nice guy.

Sgt. Ronald A. Poole
MPDC (Retired 9-30-94)

Sergeant Ronald A. Poole
MPDC Retired
March 18, 2016


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