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Memorial to David H. Rose

David H. Rose

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: February 20, 1971
Rank: Officer
Age: 23
Years of Service: Nine months
Marital Status: Married
Children: One
Location of Death: Montgomery County, Maryland


Officer Rose was involved in a pursuit of a vehicle that was involved in a robbery in the city and there were several hostages inside the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was stopped on the Beltway near the University Blvd overpass. Officer Rose was struggling with the suspect and a Montgomery County Officer (Robert Freeman) responded to assist Officer Rose. The Montgomery Co. PD Officer had his service pistol out and while struggling with the suspect, the Montgomery County PD Officers gun accidently discharged, striking Officer Rose and killing him.