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Memorial to Harry E. Hamilton

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: November 1, 1946
Rank: Officer/Detective
Age: 39
Marital Status: Married
Children: Three
Location of Death: Florida Avenue and G Street, NW

Detective Hamilton and Detective Sergeant Rouse were approaching an occupied stolen auto, when the driver spotted the officer and proceeded to drive off. The officers grabbed onto the sides of the auto and held on as the car accelerated straight into a tractor trailer. Officer Hamilton died from a broken back and fractured skull. Sergeant Rouse survived his injuries.



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