Sergeant John Samuel Ashley

Sergeant John Samuel Ashley

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Sunday, May 30, 2004

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John Samuel Ashley

Sergeant John Ashley suffered a fatal heart attack while chasing a dog for a short distance. The dog had run away from a little girl in the 1600 block of 30th Street, NW. After his collapsed, he was transported to George Washington University Hospital where he passed away 30 minutes later.

Sergeant Ashley had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for seven years and was assigned to the Second District.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge S-044

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

May 30, 2021

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