Fallen Officers 1800’s
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)
Click each MPDC officer below to see newspaper accounts of the circumstances of their passing. Articles include officers killed in the line of duty, some of them Medal of Valor recipients, and are largely from Washington Post newspaper articles. This information has been compiled to bring attention to our rich police history. The legacy of our officers’ heroism, sacrifice, professionalism and dedication should instill a sense of pride in ball who wear the badge. We honor these outstanding individuals who will live on as long as they are remembered. It is our duty to remember.
The Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Washington, DC Police Memorial & Museum would like to express its gratitude to Dave Richardson MPD/Ret. for compiling this research.
Scroll down to the bottom to see “Stories of the Fallen”.
|Photo||Name||Date of Death||Rank|
|Junius B. Slack||November 27, 1891||Mounted Officer|
|Adolphus Constantine||October 10, 1891||Officer|
|Frederick M. Passau||May 17, 1889||Sergeant|
|Americus N. Crippen||November 5, 1889||Officer|
|John H. Fowler||October 9, 1884||Officer|
|Francis M. Doyle||December, 29, 1871||Officer|
The Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Washington, DC Police Memorial & Museum would like to express it’s gratitude to Dave Richardson MPD/Ret. for compiling research and newspaper articles for many years on our fallen officers, which are available through the links above.
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