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Police Officer Harry Donahue | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Harry Donahue

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, February 19, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 7 years, 6 months

Badge # 4271

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1935

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Officer Harry Donahue was shot and killed on Brandywine Street, near Spring Garden, by a man he was trying to arrest. The killer had been out of prison for only one month.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Donahue's murder and subsequently executed on July 3, 1935.

Officer Donahue had served with the agency for 7½ years and was assigned to the 9th District. He was survived by his wife and two young children.

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A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.
February 19, 2015

 

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