Officer Russell W. Ponton

Officer Russell W. Ponton

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 2, 1967

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Russell W. Ponton

Officer Russell Ponton was killed in a motorcycle crash while responding to another call involving a police shooting.

While en route, an oil truck turned in front of him, causing a collision at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Randle Circle, SE.

Officer Ponton had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

emergency response, motor officer, motorcycle crash

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Thank you all so much for your kind words and reflections on my grandfather. We can't put into words how much it means to the family. It is my prayer that you are all protected during your service.

Cassidy Raye Ponton

February 22, 2024

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