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Chief of Detectives John Donahue | Hot Springs Police Department, Arkansas Hot Springs Police Department, Arkansas

Chief of Detectives

John Donahue

Hot Springs Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, December 25, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Committed suicide

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Chief of Detectives John Donahue was shot and killed by a man he attempted to arrest for assaulting a woman with an axe.

As Detective Donahue approached the man on a local street, the suspect drew a revolver and shot him in the head, killing him instantly. As the suspect attempted to escape a 16 year-old boy shot him in the face with a shotgun. As he lay in the street writhing in pain he shot himself in the head.

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