Officer Willie R. Gawen

Officer Willie R. Gawen

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, March 2, 1915

Willie R. Gawen

Officer Willie Gawen was killed in a bicycle accident while on patrol with a fellow officer near 7th and Q Streets, NW.

Officer Gawen's partner heard a noise and when he turned around he discovered Officer Gawen laying in the street unconscious. It is believed that Officer Gawen struck a pile of debris that had been put in the street following a fire at 1526 7th Street.

Officer Gawen had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Bicycle accident
  • Incident Date Monday, March 1, 1915

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