Officer Jerrard F. Young

Officer Jerrard F. Young

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Friday, May 21, 1971

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Jerrard F. Young

Officer Jerrard Young succumbed to wounds sustained three weeks earlier while attempting to serve a bench warrant on a suspect in the 3200 block of 14th Street, NW.

He was assigned to the Fourth District's plainclothes unit. As he approached the suspect on 14th Street, NW, the man pulled out a .22 caliber handgun and opened fire. Officer Young was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries approximately one month later.

Officer Young had served with the agency for almost three years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 2583

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 29, 1971
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Not available

warrant service

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Officer Young,
On today, the 50th 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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May 21, 2021

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