Officer Oscar A. McKimmie

Officer Oscar A. McKimmie

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Saturday, January 17, 1920

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Oscar A. McKimmie

Officer Oscar McKimmie was shot and killed while responding to calls for help from a house at 1316 10th Street, NW.

An armed man had broken into the home and surprised the owner, who yelled out. As Officer McKimmie approached the scene he attempted to draw his service revolver but was shot in the chest and killed.

The suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended. The man was sentenced to five years in prison.

Officer McKimmie had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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Officer McKimmie
Thank you for being you. On this 100th Anniversary of your death. You choose a profession of protecting and serving the public. Giving your LIFE to protect others is the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for being you. Grandma told the me the story of her dad getting killed in the line of duty. My GREAT GRANDFATHER officer OSCAR A McKIMMIE. THANK YOU for your DEDICATION for helping others.

Great grandson William W Luckett ❤️

June 26, 2020

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