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On January 14,2014, Paul Brian Dutra, resident of Bryans Road for 45 years passed away peacefully.
Paul was born in Fall River, MA in 1944. In his years on this earth Paul found joy in bowling, helping neighbors, reading the National Geographic, yard work/gardening and many other outdoor activities. Paul joined the U.S. Army in 1965 where he served in the Vietnam War. After Vietnam, Paul joined the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington D.C. and was a police officer from 1968-1992. While protecting the citizens of the Nation's Capitol he was stationed at the Special Operations Division. During his time as a police officer he received many awards and medals for his outstanding Police Service.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Maybelle and John Dutra. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Sharon Ann Dutra. Paul also leaves behind daughters, Colleen Dutra-Glasser (Kevin) of Olney, MD, Kelly Dutra (Bobby) of Clearwater, FL and son Christopher Dutra (Tricia) of LaPlata, MD. He is also survived by his brother, John A Dutra (Geraldine), Oxford, OH, sister Margaret Bazinet of Tiverton, RI; sister-in-law Joyce Tarvis, Tiverton, RI and many nieces and nephews. Paul's grandchildren, Amber, Brandon, Victoria and Kyle are going to dearly miss their "PopPop."
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Raymond's Funeral Home, 5635 Washington Ave., LaPlata, MD 20646. A service will follow at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the , National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 17, 2014
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