End of Watch: October 30, 2010
On Saturday, October 30, 2010 at approximately 1:30 am, Seventh District Officer Paul Dittamo and another officer were responding to an incident when their vehicle collided with a wooden Pepco pole within the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Avenue, SE.
End of Watch: March 23, 2006
Sergeant Burke, a 16-year-veteran with the MPD received the Bronze Star for administering CPR to fellow officer Brian Gibson who was ambushed and shot in February 1997.
was checking with Police Communications on a suspected stolen car when he suffered a ruptured aorta. He was engaged to be married.
End of Watch: April 10, 2007
Officer Pitt was helping with traffic for an Easter procession and exited his vehicle to stop the operator of a motor scooter from crossing into the path of the procession. His vehicle was still in gear and he was injured when he tried to get back in to stop it. He passed away due to complications from his injury.
We have our design. We have the cost estimates. Our next steps are to partner with a major marketing company and our business partners, city leaders, active and retired members of the department and most importantly the citizens of the city.
We are confident that just as in 1918, when the business community and the citizens of the District of Columbia raised the necessary funds to build the existing memorial, they will rally behind us again and the department to renovate and build a new Memorial Wall and support the Museum to insure we do not lose our cherished history.
Donations Made in Memory or Honor
$100 donation in memory of:
Sergeant Michael F. McGuigan, MPDC
Donation in memory of:
William R. Shelton who served the MPD during the 1950s and 1960s and retired as a Capt. assigned to the U.S. Capitol. As a Sgt., he was assigned to the auto squad. His father, William Franklin Shelton, grandfather Benjamin Franklin Shelton, great grandfather Wm Gales Shelton also served with the MPD. Two sons, Franklin Shelton and Charles Shelton served with the U.S. Capitol Police.
$200 donation in honor of:
James Lawrence McCann who served the MPD in the 1950s
Sadly, an average of one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the U.S. every 57 hours. More than 19,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice since 1791.
Rest easy, sleep well my brother.
Know the blue line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell. The blue line has held.
Peace, peace and farewell.
— Author unknown.
(“BLUE” added to the original)