Sergeant Michael J. Acri

Sergeant Michael J. Acri

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Saturday, October 16, 1976

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Michael J. Acri

Sergeant Michael Acri was shot and killed during a struggle with a man after responding to a call of a man threatening a woman with a knife at 9th Street and E Street, NE.

Upon their arrival, officers placed the woman under arrest for the destruction of property. While talking to the male subject, the man suddenly attacked the officers, and a struggle ensued. The subject was able to gain control of Sergeant Acri's weapon and shot him in the chest and another officer in the leg.

The suspect was found guilty of 2nd-degree murder.

Sergeant Acri had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge S-645

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Guilty of 2nd degree murder

destruction, disturbance, weapons violation

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Happy Birthday DAD ! Just a note to let you know I am always and forever missing you. You are always in my thoughts. It has been a long time , but seems like just yesterday. I hope you are peaceful. I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU Jo

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