Officer Dana Edward Harwood

Officer Dana Edward Harwood

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, September 25, 1972

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Dana Edward Harwood

Officer Dana Harwood drowned at the Harbor Dock at the Maine Avenue Pier while attempting to dock a 16-foot rowboat.

He attempted to start the motor while it was in gear, causing the boat to lurch forward. He was knocked into the water and struck his head.

His body was recovered several hours later.

Officer Harwood had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for three years. He was survived by his mother and grandmother.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

marine patrol

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Officer Harwood,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like t 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.


United States Border Patrol

September 25, 2022

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