Officer Lester G. Myers

Officer Lester G. Myers

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Thursday, November 13, 1958

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Lester G. Myers

Officer Lester Myers was killed in a motorcycle crash when another driver made an illegal U-turn in front of him on Connecticut Avenue, NW, near the intersection with Woodley Road, NW.

The driver of the vehicle that caused the crash was charged with negligent homicide but was acquitted at trial.

Officer Myers had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, parents, five sisters, and two brothers.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 619

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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Officer Myers was my uncle, taken way too soon. Although his given name was Lester Grant, he was known as Bill to all his family. I just found this memorial to him and it is heartwarming to see that sixty years later he is still being remembered and honored. He was a truly respected and loved motorcycle cop from everything I have heard, Thanks to all who have remembered him here, God Bless

Chuck Bigley

January 1, 2019

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