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DC Officer Killed, One Injured When Cruiser Struck Pole

DC Officer Killed, One Injured When Cruiser Struck Pole

Washington Post via YellowBrix

October 30, 2010

Updated: 9:09 a.m.

WASHINGTON, DC – A D.C. police officer responding to an incident early Saturday morning died after the car he was driving crashed into a wooden Pepco pole, police said Saturday.

Officer Paul Dittamo, 32, has been a member of the police department since June 2009. The car he was driving crashed on the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE at about 1:30 a.m. Dittamo was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 2:06 a.m.

Another officer, who was a passenger, sustained injuries that are not life-threatening. He is undergoing medical treatment, said police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump in a statement.

The crash remains under investigation, she said.

—Michael Birnbaum

Original post:

A D.C. police officer died in a car accident early Saturday while responding to an emergency call in Southeast Washington, officials said.

Police officials released few details but said the officer was involved in a single vehicle accident in the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue at about 1:30 a.m.

The officer was responding to a call to help evaluate a person reportedly on PCP.

The D.C. police’s major crash unit is investigating the cause of the accident.


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    ksphatcop

    over 3 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    dcrump

    over 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    RIP our law enforcement brother!

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    Straightshooter

    over 3 years ago

    1708 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Paul Dittamo. My Prayers for your Family, friends and coworkers.

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    WACollector

    over 3 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    milcop

    over 3 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP My Brother

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP Officer Paul Dittamo. Our prayers and thoughts to the family.

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    ddeangelo

    over 3 years ago

    176 Comments

    The police caption, should make shue his officers are all in prper gear, also they need a bolet proof vest. They need to spend more time in training as well.

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    flieswitheagle

    over 3 years ago

    22 Comments

    RIP brother my prayers to family friends and co workers

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    chocolate

    over 3 years ago

    12 Comments

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Paul Dittamo. My prayers are also with his partner. Officer Paul Dittamo, thank you for your time with the Metropolitan Police Department and for making the streets of Washington, DC safer.`RIP.

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    SemperFi2001

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Paul you were an awesome guy...you will be missed.

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    Contegolibertas

    over 3 years ago

    38 Comments

    I trained with Paul at the local Krav Maga (Self-defense & fitness) gym. This hits home.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    RIP. My prayers go out to your family and friends.

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    MCSO_7041

    over 3 years ago

    676 Comments

    Stay safe out there.. RIP Speedy recovery to his partner

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    smkedvr73

    over 3 years ago

    124 Comments

    R.I.P. BROTHER!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Rest In Peace Brother, and God be with your family.

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