Officer Willie C. Ivery, Jr.

Officer Willie C. Ivery, Jr.

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Friday, November 15, 1968

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Willie C. Ivery, Jr.

Officer Wilie Ivery was accidentally shot and killed by two uniformed officers who mistook him for a suspect.

He and his partner were working a plainclothes detail near 6th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NE, when they attempted to stop a robbery suspect. They exited their unmarked cruiser with their guns drawn. At the same time, the uniformed officers pulled up as they were also looking for the armed robbery suspect.

Officer Ivery was told to halt and as he turned to see who was yelling, he was shot by the officers.

Officer Ivery had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for two years. He was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

mistaken identity, plainclothes, subject stop

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Officer Willie C. Ivery you are gone but definitely not forgotten it is July 2022 and you are still remembered and thought of. May you continue to rest in Heavenly peace❤️❤️

Angela Wimberly
Family of Cops

July 22, 2022

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