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Memorial to Claude C. Koontz

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: November 30, 1925
Rank: Officer

Location of Death: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW


Officer Koontz was operating a motorcycle with Officer J.F. Reynolds in the sidecar. While chasing a speeding auto in front of the City Post Office, the motorcycle struck a car, causing Officer Koontz to be thrown, suffering a fatal head injury.

Officer Reynolds was only slightly injured. 



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