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Memorial to Harold K. Shelton

Harold K. Shelton

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: May 3, 1959
Rank: Officer
Age: 22
Years of Service: 1
Marital Status: Married
Children: One son
Location of Death: 7th and L Street, NW


Officers Shelton and Anzallo were walking back to the station for check off. A citizen reported to them that a man had just shot two women in a bar and fled up the street.

Officer Shelton chased the suspect down the alley. The suspect, who was hiding in a doorway, shot Officer Shelton as he ran through the alley.

As Officer Shelton was dying, he stood and emptied his revolver at the suspect.


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