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Patrolman Donald T. McHale | Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota


Donald T. McHale

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Sunday, March 25, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: No charges filed

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Patrolman Donald McHale was killed after being pushed through a window, causing him to suffer deep cuts on his legs.

He and a friend had just left a club when two men approached them and attempted to rob them. Patrolman McHale identified himself as an officer and chased one of the men. During the ensuing struggle Patrolman McHale was pushed through a glass window of a department store at Lake Street and 17th Avenue South.

The subjects were apprehended but were not prosecuted due to lack of evidence.

Patrolman McHale was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and served with the Minneapolis Police Department for three years. He was survived by wife, five children, and a brother who was a detective with the agency.

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Grandpa, Thank you for everything! Unfortunately i never got to meet you, but have heard many great things about you! I am honored to call you my Grandpa, and it saddens me that we will never speak. I think of you often, and i am excited to learn more about you. I will be telling my kids about you, and how you are not just our HERO but many peoples HERO! I LOVE YOU GRANDPA, RIP!

Love- Grandson, Patrick Joseph McHale(son of George)

Patrick McHale
November 16, 2016


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