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Donald Joseph Brereton
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1928, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1960
District Of Columbia, USA

Officer Donald J. Brereton was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.

Date of Death: January 7, 1960
Rank: Officer, appointed to the Department in 1953
Age: 31
Location of Death: 400 Florida Avenue, NW

Officers Brereton and Clyde Winters were staked out in the rear of LeDroit Liquors, 501 Florida Avenue NW. 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, and a struggle ensued with the officers being shot with Officer Brereton's service weapon.

Officer Brereton died from his injuries, his partner survived. However, Officer Winters was retired because of the severity of his injuries.

Officer Brereton made his home with his wife, Nora and one year old daughter at 6738 Donley Road, West Hyattsville, Maryland.

Arrested and convicted in connection with this case were the Coleman Brothers.
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  Norah Brereton (1927 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section: 33, site: 2585
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Feb 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17960991
Donald Joseph Brereton
Added by: John Rentz
Donald Joseph Brereton
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Rest In Peace Donald J. Brereton.
- Jay Emm
 Added: Jul. 18, 2017

- Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
 Added: Jan. 28, 2017

- John Rentz
 Added: Mar. 5, 2016
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