Washington D.C. Metropolitan  Police
BlackSheep Productions 2009
Introduction
MPD 1800-1860
MPD 1861 - 1865
MPD 1866 - 1899
MPD 1900 - 1909
MPD 1910 - 1919
MPD 1920 - 1929
MPD 1930 - 1939
MPD 1940 - 1949
MPD 1950 - 1959
MPD 1960 - 1969
MPD 1970 - 1979
MPD 1980 - 1989
MPD 1990 - 1999
MPD 2000 - 2009
MPD 2010 -2014
MPD 2015 to Current
MPD's  Afr. Amer
MPD Air Support
DC-Assassinations
MPD's Bicycle Unit
MPD's Bomb Squad
MPD Call Box's
MPD's  Chief's
MPD's C.D.U.
MPD Class Photos
MPD Communications
MPD's Current Fleet
MPD Current Patches
MPD's   Detectives
MPD's Facilities
MPD's Fallen Heroes
MPD Families
MPD Females
MPD Fraternal Org's
MPD  2017 Inauguration
MPD Genealogy
MPD's  Group Photos
MPD Harbor Unit
MPD Hat Badges
MPD Homicide Units
MPD Inaugural Badge
MPD's Irish History
MPD K-9 Units
MPD Memorial 
MPD's Motorcycle Unit
MPD Mounted Unit
Who is Chuck Gallagher
MPD Novelty Patches
MPD Obsolete Badges 
MPD  Obsolete Patches
MPD's Past Fleet
MPD  Patrol Badges
MPD Police Academy
MPD Police Week
MPD Property Div...
MPD Rank Badges
MPD's Reserve Force
MPD Spec. Evt Badge
MPD's  S.O.D.
D.C. "The City"
MPD & The President
MPD Trad. Badge
Site Acknowledgments
MPD District 1
MPD District 2
MPD District 3
MPD District 4
MPD District 5
MPD District 6
MPD District 7
Officer Sprinkle
John F. Parker
Strange Stories

I adopted this logo after coming across it at the end of a long - long day working on the site. I actually thought I was looking in a mirror. The only difference were the empty beer bottles I had next to me - lol. That's when I realized I wasn't looking at myself.  In May of the year 2009  I published the first edition of this site. The second being June of 2011, I hope you enjoy it as I have put thousands of hours into it.
This web site is in no way connected to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. I am a 30+ year veteran police officer in Mass. who is a  novice historian of the M.P.D.C. history & collect their memorabilia. The opinions on here ore my own and of no one else. This site is my attempt at showing my respect for the department and it's rich history of the men and women who have protected our nations capitol city.
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MEDALS and AWARDS of the D.C. Metropolitan Police
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Every year the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police hold an event recognizing their members of the M.P.D. who have gone above and beyond. Below are photographs and or information I have either found on line or been sent by members of the M.P.D.  If you know of someone who has received an award please feel free to send me a photo and a brief story.  If anyone has a nice clean photo of each medal I would like to place them on this section.
And the award goes to....
Officer Matthew Morris and his wife Debbie attending an MPD  Awards Ceremony 
Members of the M.P.D. who attended the 2009 C.B.A. awards. This ceremony involved citizens who had chased down a suspect that had broken into a Church. They held the man until police could take custody of him.
MPO Kenneth Stewart receives an award for his part in the capture of the shotgun stalker
M.P.D. medal of Valor winners Officers Jesse Johnson and John Kline 
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Photo provided by the M.P.D.
Latest M.P.D.C. Incident
The latest in crime fighting with the M.P.D.C. Metropolitan Police. The M.P.D.C. doing their best at protecting it's citizens while putting their lives on the line for them.
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  M.P.D.C.  Novelty Related Items For Sale
I have just made this space for members of the M.P.D.C. and or their supporters to place ad's for novelty related items that are for sale. Please drop me a line to set it up for your item to... mpdchistory1861@yahoo.com 
 So if your district or organization or business  has something, (patch, pin, t-shirts,  coffee mugs anything like that) for sale send me an e-mail and I will post it on here for you. I will place a photo here as well as a forwarding address for them to get in touch with you or to your web site.
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Finally, A true insider’s view of Police Work.
“The Erosion of the Thin Blue Line”. “Memoirs of My life as
a Washington DC Police Officer”

This autobiography is a first-hand account of over 30 years in Law Enforcement and Joe Massey’s career on the streets of Washington DC as a police officer. Stories of the day to day life as a police officer, the split seconds you have to make a decision that could change forever someone life, his first day on the street, to his last tour of duty.

This book has spared the political correctness to present a real view of what police work in a major metropolitan area was once like. Today an officer may end up in jail for using these methods of law enforcement. These stories cover all aspects of Joe’s life which he had experienced over his career as well as his personal struggles, trying to balance a family life, his coming of age, and the evolution of Police Work.

Joe shares with you the good, the bad, and the ugly of police work to include stories that the public will not believe.

The Thin Blue Line which separates the public from anarchy is eroding as a result of the second guessing of law enforcement along with the anti-police movement now sweeping across the country and causing “The Erosion of the Thin Blue Line”. Now you can peek behind the curtain of law enforcement practices of years gone by as Joe tells you the stories of his “Memoirs of My life as a Washington DC Police Officer”

Share this with Share this with your friends and fellow Law Enforcement brothers and sisters.

Click on the link below to order your own copy of this entertaining book on the real life of a Police Officer on the streets of D.C. our counties capital....

The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Memorial & Museum is proud to offer a number of high quality items just in time for gift-giving season.

Take a look at our collectible Christmas Ornaments, Challenge Coin, and Polo Shirt with embroidered logo. Each of these is available through a set donation with 100% of the profits supporting the construction of a memorial to appropriately honor the officers of our department who have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving of their lives in the line of duty and to rebuild and operate our museum to preserve our rich and cherished history.

You may also consider making an outright donation in any amount.
Review the beautiful thank you gifts we offer those who make donations. See links below.
My humble display of honor and dedication
Also available is Debra Wolfe's new book titled, "Center Mass". Debra has written about her days as the first female K-9 Officer for the MPDC as well as the first female assigned to a Scout car. Personally I looked forward to reading it everyday and I think you will to.
(Article from WJLA, Washington D.C.) - 
We found pictures of MPD Officer Jerome Lucas from 25 years ago on a shooting scene. He had a black beard then, but it’s mostly white now as he continues to patrol D.C.’s Sixth District like he has for the past 45 years.

Lucas still qualifies physically and on the shooting range, but he is 66 years old – and for that reason, the Department decided three months ago to start enforcing a decades-old policy that you must retire at the age of 64. Now, Officer Lucas and 16 others must go.

"Everything that's required I still do -- as far as handling assignments on the streets, I still do," says Lucas, who tells us he loves being a police officer.{ }

Now, the FOP Police Union is backing him and planning a lawsuit on behalf of those with decades of experience who are being forced off the department:
On Thursday, Mayor Gray deferred to his managers and was reluctant to say much:

"Age requirements are becoming much more flexible, but obviously when you talk about law enforcement, you're talking about a more stringent set of requirements."
Lucas is a Vietnam veteran and displays his Marine Corps banner in his cruiser as he patrols. He also became a certified EMT due to all of the violence in his district.

And after 45 years in one police district, people now know him well. He's an excellent police officer," says on District resident.  He kept my son in check," adds another.  "Lucas knew me since I was a little kid, used to get on me...all the thugs know him, everybody in the neighborhood, all the kids in school..." says Calvin Jones.  Lucas is also a member of the MPD’s Honor Guard, and said he wanted to put in five more years to make it 50 years.
Officer Jerome Lucas, a D.C. Metropolitan Police Icon
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LEFT: The last day for Officer Lucas.

RIGHT: Cleaning out his cruiser for the last time.


For some, leaving a job they love can be a very hard thing...
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Chief of Police - Peter Newsham
"DC Police Officer Shot, Suspect Killed in Southeast"


Gunfire broke out inside an apartment and when police showed up, a suspect ran outside and shot an officer, authorities say. Police then returned fire, killing the suspect. News4’s Shomari Stone and Jackie Bensen report.

Officers fired back and fatally shot the suspect, Newsham said.  The officer was rushed to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Two sources told News4 that the officer's bulletproof vest stopped the shot.

Police declared a barricade situation for fear that there might be a second shooter. Officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds inside the apartment a short time later, Newsham said. He was in critical condition. Police have not identified the suspect who fired at the officers or the man found shot inside the apartment.

A woman identifying herself as the sister of the suspect who died and the man in critical condition said they were brothers. She said she believed they got into a fight and the suspect snapped. "Might have been the medication. He went and picked up his medicine today, so I would like to check ... and see what they prescribed for him," Renee Carter said.

News 4 crews at the scene saw a major police presence in the area.  Police shut down 23rd Street SE between Alabama Ave. and Savannah Street SE in both directions.

Please feel free  to e-mail me any new information about the MPDC in action protecting their citizens..
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DC police officer seriously injured while helping at scene of crash
Abigail Constantino
and Kristi King | @KingWTOP

January 10, 2020, 10:29 PM

A D.C. police officer directing traffic after a crash involving an alleged stolen vehicle was struck by a driver in another car that was reportedly stolen.

It happened around 6 p.m. Friday. The officer was helping D.C. Housing Authority Police during a traffic stop in the area of Benning Road and Minnesota Avenue in Northeast.

The D.C. Housing Authority officer tried to stop a vehicle believed to be stolen. That vehicle struck the rear of the D.C. Housing Authority vehicle, prompting the D.C. housing officer to call D.C. police for assistance.

As D.C. police was getting information about the crash and directing traffic, another vehicle sped through and struck a D.C. police officer. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, D.C. police said in a news release.

Capt. Daniel Harrington said that the vehicle that struck the officer was also stolen. That vehicle was stopped on the 4200 block of Hayes Street NE, and one occupant of that vehicle is in custody. Police believe there were three people in the vehicle that struck the officer, and they are looking for the remaining occupants.

Two people in the car that hit the D.C. housing authority vehicle are in custody, as well.

The two vehicles were unrelated to each other, Harrington said.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a tweet that she had been briefed by police Chief Pete Newsham on what happened, and she thanked police and wished the officer a speedy recovery.

D.C. police said in a statement that it is “cowardly” that someone would use a vehicle to inflict harm on police, who respond to calls willingly and selflessly each shift.