Officer Harry E. Hamilton

Officer Harry E. Hamilton

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Friday, November 1, 1946

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Harry E. Hamilton

Detective Harry Hamilton was killed when he and his partner attempted to arrest a suspect in a stolen car. Detective Hamilton and his partner were approaching the occupied stolen auto, which was parked near Q Street and Florida Avenue, NE, when the driver spotted the detectives and proceeded to drive off.

The detectives grabbed onto the sides of the auto and held on as the car accelerated straight into a tractor-trailer near the intersection of Florida Avenue and New York Avenue, NE. Detective Hamilton died from a broken back and fractured skull.

Detective Hamilton was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 793

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Hamilton,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 1, 2021

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