Memorial Marks 25 Years Since Gunman Killed 3 Inside DC Police Headquarters - NBC4 Washington

Memorial Marks 25 Years Since Gunman Killed 3 Inside DC Police Headquarters

"It was just hard to believe... that someone was shooting at headquarters"

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    Wreath Laying Honors Officers Killed in 1994 Police Department Shooting

    On Nov. 22, 1994, a lone gunman opened fire inside Metropolitan Police Department headquarters. On the 25th anniversary of the tragedy, Chris Gordon visited the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial where friends and family honored the victims’ memories.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 22, 2019)

    Friday marks 25 years since a gunman shot and killed three law enforcement officials inside D.C. police headquarters.

    A memorial service was held Friday morning for D.C. Sgt. Henry "Hank" Daly, FBI Special Agent Michael John Miller and FBI Special Agent Martha Dixon Martinez. Three wreathes were put on display in their honor.

    The three officials died on Nov. 22, 1994, after a disgruntled man stormed into the Northwest D.C. building and opened fire. Daly was 51, Martinez was 35 and Miller was 36.

    The 22-year-old shooter entered the building after he was investigated in connection to a triple murder involving drugs.

    Two Decades Later, Emotions Still Raw After MPD Shooting

    [DC] Two Decades Later, Emotions Still Raw After MPD Shooting
    Though 20 years have passed since a gunman killed three people and himself at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters, some D.C. officers remember the traumatic event like it was yesterday. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.
    (Published Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014)

    "It was just hard to believe. I was a young, rookie officer at the time," former D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier previously told News4. "It was just hard to believe... that someone was shooting at headquarters."

    Go here to learn more about each person killed in the line of duty.