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Memorial to Ernest T. Wessells

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: April 23, 1938
Rank: Officer
Age: 29
Years of Service: Seven
Marital Status: Married
Children: One
Location of Death: Piney Branch and Butternut Street, NW


Officer Ernest Wessells, a motorman, was responding to a false Code One assignment when his motorcycle struck a street car.

Officer Wessells was thrown from his bike and died on the scene. 

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