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U.S. Capitol Police Officer Struck at 1st and Constitution NE

April 14, 2009
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Phillip D. Morse, Sr
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677

April 14, 2009


On Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at approximately 9:50 A.M., U.S. Capitol Police Officer John W. Ruskoski was struck by a moving vehicle at the intersection of 1st and Constitution, NE, while on routine motorcycle patrol. Officer Ruskoski, a seven year veteran of the Department, was transported to MedSTAR at the Washington Hospital Center where he was treated for his injuries and released.

The following street closures were in effect from 9:50 A.M. to 11:15 A.M, while the incident was investigated:

  • First Street NE, between East Capitol Street and Constitution Avenue NE.
  • Westbound traffic along Constitution Avenue was diverted at 2nd Street NE.

If there are any questions about these events or security procedures, you may contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.


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  Prepared by:
  Sergeant Jessica Baboulis
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Office