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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Officer Hawfield,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 14, 2019

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