Memorial to William Shirley Buchanan
Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
Date of Death: April 18, 1929
Years of Service: Four
Marital Status: One month before wedding
Location of Death: New Hampshire Avenue and 7th Street, NW
While operating a motorcycle, Officer Buchanan responded to a "Man With a Gun" call, in a Code One status. When he reached the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Seventh Street, NW, the motorcycle struck vehicle broadside, causing instant death to Officer Buchanan.
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