Reserve Sergeant Joseph Pozell

Reserve Sergeant Joseph Pozell

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Joseph Pozell

Reserve Sergeant Joseph Pozell succumbed to severe injuries sustained three days earlier while directing traffic at the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW, in Georgetown.

He was struck by a vehicle at approximately 1530 hours when he stepped back into the path of the driver of a small SUV that was making a turn. He was transported to George Washington University Hospital where he died.

Reserve Sergeant Pozell had served in the Metropolitan Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

On May 16, 2006, one year after his death, he was posthumously promoted to the rank of Reserve Sergeant.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge R579

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 14, 2005

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I think of you often Sgt Pozell. We never met, but I was there when you were taken. You had, just moments before, left a table filled with my coworkers having lunch before going back to the memorial to honor our friend. You laughed in your final moments. I hope that brings comfort to your loved ones, both blood and blue. I will never forget you.


December 1, 2017

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