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Memorial to Donald J. Brereton

Donald J. Brereton

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: January 7, 1960
Rank: Officer
Age: 31
Location of Death: 400 Florida Avenue, NW


Officers Brereton and Winters were staked out in the rear of LeDroit Liquors, 501 Florida Avenue. Two Suspects entered the store and robbed the owner at gun point. As the suspects were leaving, the officers pursued the suspects down an alley. Multiple shots were exchanged and both officers went down.

Officer Brereton died from his injuries, his partner survived.