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Patrolman William F. McDonald | Binghamton Police Department, New York Binghamton Police Department, New York

Patrolman

William F. McDonald

Binghamton Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 30, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 48

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 1945

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Patrolman William McDonald was shot and killed while questioning a robbery suspect. The man was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

The suspect was paroled in 1945. On December 17, 1948, he shot and killed the proprietor of a store he got into an argument with in Gravity, Pennsylvania. He was convicted of first degree murder and sent back to prison for life on June 20, 1949.

Patrolman McDonald had been with the agency for five years. He was survived by his expectant wife and 1-year-old son and is buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Johnson City, Broome County, New York.

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Patrolman McDonald,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Binghamton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
November 30, 2017

 

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