Deputy Sheriff Joseph E. Donaldson

Deputy Sheriff Joseph E. Donaldson

Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, May 14, 1918

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Joseph E. Donaldson

Deputy Donaldson was shot and killed while attempting to apprehended a Mexican bootlegger near Sonoratown, Arizona. During the arrest Deputy Donaldson began to search the man for weapons when the suspect suddenly produced a revolver and shot him in the hand and stomach. Deputy Donaldson succumbed to the wound early the next morning. The suspect was apprehended the following day near Ray, Arizona.

Deputy Donaldson was survived by his family.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, May 13, 1918
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 14, 2018

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