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

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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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16 years ago last night. What a horrible night that was. We are still thinking of you and I treasure the last conversation we had that night. You were so positive and excited for the upcoming "busy season". I keep your angel pin in my car always.

Steven Lytwynec (Retired)
Maryland-National Capital Park Police

May 5, 2018

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