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Memorial to Willie R. Gawen

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: March 2, 1915
Rank: Officer
Age: 31
Years of Service: Four
Location of Death: 7th and Q Streets, NW


Officer Gawen and Officer Sutton were riding bicycles on patrol duty at 7th and Q Streets, NW, when Officer Sutton heard a noise from behind and saw Officer Gawen lying unconscious in the street. Officer Gawen died on the scene from head injuries. The cause of the fall was unknown, but thought to be road debris. 



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