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Trooper William V. McDonagh | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York

Trooper

William V. McDonagh

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, December 14, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 3478

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed by officers

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Trooper McDonagh was shot and killed after responding to a dispute. While enroute to the call the suspect shot and killed his girlfriend who had called for police assistance. When Trooper McDonagh arrived he was shot and killed by the suspect. Back up units arrived and shot and killed the suspect, who refused to drop his weapon.

Trooper McDonagh had been with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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M J Welch (ret) Sgt
Saratoga Springs NY PD
December 14, 2015

 

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