Officer Claude O. Rupe

Officer Claude O. Rupe

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Sunday, October 14, 1928

Claude O. Rupe

Officer Claude Rupe was killed in a motorcycle accident while patrolling Maryland Avenue, SW. His motorcycle slid on wet pavement, throwing him to the ground.

He was transported to Emergency Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Officer Rupe had been with the Metropolitan Police Department for just under five years and was assigned to the Sixth Precinct. He was survived by his wife and infant son. He was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 783

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 13, 1928

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Officer Rupe,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 14, 2018

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