Officer Richard T. Conklin

Officer Richard T. Conklin

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Sunday, June 5, 1938

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Richard T. Conklin

Officer Richard Conklin was killed in a motorcycle accident near Georgia Avenue and Butternut Street, NW.

The wheels on the motorcycle struck a streetcar track and he was thrown from the bike.

Officer Conklin was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 13 years and was assigned to the Sixth Precinct. He was survived by his wife. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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On the 82nd year since you passed we honor you and your service. Being a motorman is the second highest honor a man can accomplish. The first honor is being a UNITED STATES MARINE...your service to your department and your service to our beloved country will never be forgotten. So much has happened in the 82 years since your untimely passing that you weren’t able to share with us. Semper Fi Marine and May God bless you and your family.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, South Los Angeles 1969-1971

June 5, 2020

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