Officer William S. Buchanan

Officer William S. Buchanan

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Thursday, April 18, 1929

William S. Buchanan

Officer William Buchanan was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to a man with a gun call.

During his response, his motorcycle broadsided a vehicle at New Hampshire Avenue and 7th Street, NW.

Officer Buchanan had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for four years. He was survived by his fiancee.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 995

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Thank you, Officer Buchanan, for your exemplary service. We dedicate ourselves and our studies to your memory.

Recruit Officer Jiang
MPA Class 2013-08

August 28, 2013

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