Police Officer John J. Donovan

Police Officer John J. Donovan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, September 25, 1903

John J. Donovan

Officer John Donovan was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect. The suspect attempted to flee but was shot and wounded by other officers and was taken into custody.

The man was sentenced to death and executed on September 29, 1904.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 2002

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1904

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 109th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 25, 2012

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