Reserve Sergeant Joseph Pozell

Reserve Sergeant Joseph Pozell

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 17, 2005

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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 3:30 p.m. 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

directing traffic

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Sgt. Pozell— I ran in your honor today in the ODMP 5K along with other members of the reserve corps. We are going strong and honor your service.

R/Ofc. Sethna
Metropolitan Police Department

May 11, 2024

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