Private David G. Bisset
(EOW 9/30/52)

David G. Bisset


A fire call on Dallas Avenue in Silver Spring on Tuesday, September 30, 1952, brought Officer David Bisset south on Piney Branch Road with the siren and red light operating on his cruiser. An accident happened at Old Bladensburg Road just before 2 p.m. when a Hyattsville woman drove her car into the intersection, striking the police car. The impact spun the police car around, throwing Bisset to the pavement. The 55-year-old patrolman was taken to Washington Sanitarium in Takoma Park where he died of his injuries at 2 a.m. the following morning. The woman was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle.