I thought I’d drop you all a line and a couple photos regarding the tragic passing of a Dupont Circle neighborhood fixture – Travis Peterson. For as long as I’ve worked in Dupont Circle, Travis has sat on his crate in front of the former Johnny Rockets, wearing a Santa hat and pleasantly conversing with passersby on their commute as he panhandled.
It’s still unclear what caused his death, but notes at the sidewalk memorial state that he passed away suddenly this past Sunday. In the early evening, he was reportedly having trouble breathing and someone called 911 to request an ambulance for assistance. It is assumed that he passed away later at the hospital.
The sidewalk memorial is a touching tribute to his life – it’s evident just how much he will be missed and the many people that stopped to speak with him each day. The funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 28 at 11:00 AM. There will be a wake an hour beforehand. If anyone is interested in attending, it’s located at the Capital Mortuary at 1425 Maryland Ave NE near the intersections of H Street, Maryland Ave and Benning Road NE.”