Police Officer Kristin Marie Pataki

Police Officer Kristin Marie Pataki

Maryland-National Capital Park Police - Montgomery County Division, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, May 4, 2002

Kristin Marie Pataki

Police Officer Kristin Pataki was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup another officer at Little Bennett Regional Park's golf course in Clarksburg, Maryland.

Her patrol car left the wet roadway in the 24800 block of Clarksburg Road and struck a tree on the driver's side at approximately 10:00 pm. The officer she was en route to assist was investigating two suspicious men who turned out to be a known drug dealer and a known drug user.

Officer Pataki had served with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department for only eight months. She is survived by her fiance and parents.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge 35

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thinking of you Kristin, and your laughter and what an amazing friend you were during the academy! Missing you, and want to thank you for watching us and being our angel for members of session 39, the last 16 years! You would laugh at many of us, we are getting old with gray hair!

Pfc. E. Mueller
TPPD/academy friend

May 6, 2017

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