Officer Russell W. Ponton

Officer Russell W. Ponton

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 2, 1967

Russell W. Ponton

Officer Russell Ponton was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to another call involving a police shooting. Officer Ponton's motorcycle collided with a vehicle at the the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Randle Circle, SE.

While en route an oil truck turned in front of him causing a collision.

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

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