Merchant Policeman Ambrose Donahue

Merchant Policeman Ambrose Donahue

Leavenworth Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, July 2, 1910

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Ambrose Donahue

Merchant Policeman Ambrose Donahue was shot and killed as he and three other officers while attempting to arrest a tramp who was trespassing in a boxcar.

The officers encountered a suspicious man in a boxcar while investigating earlier gunshots reported in the area. The man opened fire as he fled the scene, fatally wounding Policeman Donahue. The subject escaped over the Terminal Bridge.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Donahue,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Leavenworth.


United States Border Patrol

July 2, 2020

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