Officer Washington Irving Curtis

Officer Washington Irving Curtis

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, August 21, 1921

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Washington Irving Curtis

Officer Washington "Irving" Curtis was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a bootlegger at Fifth and Stockton Streets. During the arrest, a struggle ensued and Officer Curtis was shot thee times and died instantly.

The suspect was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Officer Curtis had been with the agency for two years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

alcohol violation, arrest attempt

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Officer Curtis,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richmond.


United States Border Patrol

August 21, 2021

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