Officer Preston E. Bradley

Officer Preston E. Bradley

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, February 21, 1921

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Preston E. Bradley

Officer Preston Bradley was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic with another officer at 7th and O Streets, NW.

The officers saw the vehicle approaching and refusing to slow down. As the car passed both officers jumped on the running boards. The vehicle accelerated and struck a streetcar in the next intersection, pinning Officer Bradley between the two vehicles. He succumbed to major internal injuries received in the accident.

Officer Bradley was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Officer Bradley,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe fighting the Germans during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 21, 2021

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