Officer David C. Hawfield

Officer David C. Hawfield

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, July 14, 1969

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David C. Hawfield

Officer David Hawfield and Officer Michael Cody were killed when the patrol wagon they were in was struck by a vehicle which failed to stop for a flashing red light at 8th and K Streets, NE.

The impact was so strong that both officers were ejected from the vehicle. As Officer Cody lay dying in the street a citizen stole his police revolver.

Officer Hawfield had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for nine months.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 14, 2020

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