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 agency for three years. He was survived by his mother and grandmother.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Officer Harwood died while searching for the body of my father, William C. Turner, Sr. (Who drowned 9/23/72). Officer Harwood is buried near my father and our family has always felt such a debt of gratitude for his heroic service and we mourn the tragic loss of his young life. Rest In Peace, Dana Harwood.

Kathleen (Turner) Donohue

October 21, 2019

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