Officer Ernest T. Wessells

Officer Ernest T. Wessells

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Saturday, April 23, 1938

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Ernest T. Wessells

Officer Ernest Wessells was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Butternut Street, NW, while responding to a call that turned out to be a false alarm. His motorcycle collided with a street car head-on, causing him to suffer severe injuries.

He was transported to Walter Reed Hospital but died before arriving.

Officer Wessells had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for seven years and was assigned to the Sixth Precinct. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 23, 2021

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