Officer William E. Yetton

Officer William E. Yetton

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, November 9, 1908

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William E. Yetton

Officer William Yetton was killed when his horse was spooked by a passing wagon at 15th Street and Florida Avenue.

He fell off his horse and struck his head on the curb. He was taken to Casualty Hospital where he died.

Officer Yetton, a native of England, was a veteran of the British Army and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and three children. He was buried in Glenwood Cemetery.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

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Officer Yetton,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of the District of Columbia.


United States Border Patrol

November 9, 2018

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