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Chief of Police Daniel E. Doncaster | Wilkinsburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Wilkinsburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

Daniel E. Doncaster

Wilkinsburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, March 14, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Accidental

Incident Date: 3/10/1908

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Chief Daniel Doncaster died as the result of injuries sustained four days earlier while fighting a fire that destroyed a building at the corner of Penn Avenue and Wood Street.

While on the scene a fire hose struck Chief Doncaster in the leg, causing a deep wound. He was taken to Columbus Hospital, where blood poisoning set in. He died as a result four days later.

Chief Doncaster had previously served with the Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department and the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office. He was survived by his wife, three children, mother, and four siblings.

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Chief Doncaster,
Please forgive sir your 109th anniversary.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
March 14, 2017

 

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