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Memorial to Earl A. Skinner

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: June 9, 1926
Rank: Officer
Age: 38
Years of Service: Five
Marital Status: Married
Children: One
Location of Death: 21st and L Streets, NW

Circumstance:
While operating a motorcycle with Officer JJ Ramsey in the sidecar. Officer Skinner responded to a burglar alarm in a Code One status. At the intersection of 21st and L Streets, NW, the motorcycle struck a curb while trying to avoid an accident. Officer Skinner was thrown from the motorcycle, receiving a fatal blow to the chest. Officer Ramsey received only bruises.

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