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William Shirley Buchanan
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Birth: 1902
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1929
District Of Columbia, USA

Officer William Shirley Buchanan was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.

Date of Death: April 18, 1929
Rank: Officer
Age: 27
Years of Service: Four
Marital Status: One month before wedding
Location of Death: New Hampshire Avenue and 7th Street, NW

Circumstance: While operating a motorcycle, Officer Buchanan responded to a "Man With a Gun" call, in a Code One status. When he reached the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Seventh Street, NW, the motorcycle struck a vehicle being operated by Mr. Fred Lanoir, of 914 H Street NE. broadside, causing instant death to Officer Buchanan. The crash occurred one block from the home of Officer Buchanan's fiancee.

Officer Buchanan's funeral was held at the family home, 835 or 833(?) Allison Street NW, on Monday, April 22, 1929, at 2 PM. He was survived by his parents, Robert E., and Loretta H. Buchanan, and family. He was interred at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery.

The 1920 Census shows the following:

Household Gender Age Birthplace

SELF Robert E Buchanan M 45y Virginia
WIFE Lottie H Buchanan F 43y District Of Columbia
SON Eldred H Buchanan M 21y District Of Columbia
SON Edgar A Buchanan M 19y District Of Columbia
SON William S Buchanan M 17y District Of Columbia
DAU Octa L Buchanan F 14y District Of Columbia
SON Charles A Buchanan M 10y District Of Columbia
DAU Bessie B Buchanan F 7y District Of Columbia
Alexander M Holmes M 69y Pennsylvania
Fort Lincoln Cemetery
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
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Record added: Apr 03, 2006
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