Patrolman John Leslie McDonald

Patrolman John Leslie McDonald

Steubenville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, January 8, 1908

John Leslie McDonald

Patrolman McDonald was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man for creating a disturbance. During the ensuing struggle Patrolman McDonald was shot in the forehead and killed.

The suspect was arrested a short time later and charged with Patrolman McDonald's murder.

Patrolman McDonald had served with the agency for only a few months. He was survived by his two brothers.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Arrested

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

January 8, 2012

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