Officer David Clark Higginbotham

Officer David Clark Higginbotham

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Saturday, December 7, 1963

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David Clark Higginbotham

Officer David Higginbotham was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at a shopping center at Alabama Avenue and 30th Street, SE, at approximately 8:20 pm.

The driver fled the scene but surrendered to police the next day.

Officer Higginbotham was a West Virginia National Guard veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for only three months.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

directing traffic, drunk driver

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Officer Higginbotham,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the WVARNG as a member of the 150th Armored Cavalry Regiment. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 7, 2023

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