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Police Officer Dies After Parade Accident

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An officer with the Washington D.C. Police force has died from injuries he sustained during an accident on Good Friday. He was helping to block the parade route when he got out of his vehicle to stop a scooter. His car was somehow left in drive.

Police believe that Pitt rushed back to his car to try to put it in park but never got fully inside the vehicle.

The police car continued forward, striking the scooter, a parked car and finally a tree. He was rushed to surgery at Washington Hospital Center for internal injuries. No one else was injured.

He suffered internal injuries and never recovered. His family removed him from life support and he died with them by his side. He had been a police officer since 1986 starting with the Durham police force.