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Police Officer James J. Donohoe | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

James J. Donohoe

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 3, 1950
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Reflections for Police Officer James J. Donohoe


A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
May 4, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. 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
May 9, 2013

I was nine years old when my father came home and gave my mother and I news of your death. My dad a Philadelphia traffic police officer took over your watch at 11th and Market Street until his death from cancer in 1961

Edward Bergen Jr. age 72
February 28, 2013

I read about your murder in an old Philadelphia Bulletin Almanac. I work in that area and will remember you and your courageous act whenever I'm near 11th and Market. R.I.P. Brother.

P/O Joseph Leighthardt
Philadelphia Police
May 11, 2010


May 5, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police
May 3, 2008

Rest easy my friend. Your sacrifice for the City of Philadelphia has not been forgotten.
P/O Fidler #4666 Phila Police Dept.

Phila Police Dept.
April 24, 2008

On Wednesday, April 23,2008 at 11AM at 11th and Market Streets in Philadelphia, a Hero Plaque will be dedicated for P/O Donohoe. His widow, Julia and daughter Julia will be in attendence.

He was born on August 3, 1915.

Bob Ballentine

Bob Ballentine
Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police
April 1, 2008

For I never knew you, I know what type of man you were. Your legacy of service lives on and will never be forgotten. Although many wish you were here today, we know you are always watching over us. Thank you and may you rest in peace.

Police Officer Robert P. Byrne
Philadelphia Police Dept.
November 8, 2007

Officer Donahue,
On today, the 56th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.


May 14, 2006


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