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Memorial to William E. Yetton

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: November 9, 1908
Rank: Officer
Age: 43
Years of Service: 16
Marital Status: Married
Children: Three
Location of Death: Benning Road and 21st Streets, NE


Mounted Officer Yetton was responding to the station for check off, when his horse became frightened by a passing wagon. The horse fell to the pavement, causing Officer Yetton to hit his head on the curb. Officer Yetton died four hours later. Officer Yetton was buried at Glenwood Cemetery. 



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