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Memorial to Ronnie W. Hassell

Ronnie W. Hassell

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: December 2, 1972
Rank: Officer
Age: 20
Years of Service: One
Marital Status: Married
Children: One
Location of Death: 29th and M Street, NW



While riding a scooter southbound on 29th Street at M Street NW, a hit-and-run driver ran the red light on M Street and struck Officer Hassell. Officer Hassell died from head injuries when his helmet flew off.

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