Police Officer Paul Michael Dittamo

Police Officer Paul Michael Dittamo

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 2010

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Paul Michael Dittamo

Police Officer Paul Dittamo was killed in an automobile accident while responding to assist an officer who was struggling with a suspect high on PCP.

At approximately 1:00 am, Officer Dittamo and his partner were responding to the incident on Morris Road, SE. Their vehicle was traveling northeast on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that failed to yield right of way. Their patrol collided with a utility pole in the 2200 block of MLK Avenue. Officer Dittamo was killed in the collision and his partner sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Officer Dittamo had served with the Metropolitan Police Department, Seventh District, for just over one year. He is survived by his expectant wife, parents, brothers, sisters, and 23 nieces and nephews.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge 4484

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Happy Birthday Paul -- although it appears that I am tardy since your birthday was the 25th, well, I am, not because I wanted to be, but because I was in Camdenton, Missouri at C.O.P.S. training and I had no desktop to work with. While there, other survivors who were at the training shared your birthday remembrance along with me. You will not be forgotten as long as I can help it. Today, we celebrate mom's birthday and pause to reflect on your wedding day. You are in our thoughts and prayers always!



August 27, 2019

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