Sergeant Christopher Sherman Eney

Sergeant Christopher Sherman Eney

United States Capitol Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, August 24, 1984

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Christopher Sherman Eney

Sergeant Christopher Eney was accidentally shot and killed by another officer during a SWAT training exercise in a vacant Capitol Hill building at 128 C Street, NE, in Washington, DC.

The officers had been using blank rounds during the formal training, which they had just completed. The officers reloaded their weapons when they decided to go over one additional exercise, at which time Sergeant Eney was shot in the lower back. He was transported to Washington Hospital Center where he succumbed to his wound approximately one hour later.

Sergeant Eney was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War had served with the U.S. Capitol Police for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and two young daughters.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Location District of Columbia

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

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