Patrolman Arthur Andrew MacDonald

Patrolman Arthur Andrew MacDonald

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, March 16, 1945

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Arthur Andrew MacDonald

Patrolman Arthur MacDonald suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a medical emergency and assisting the victim to a nearby hospital.

He and his partner were sent to a home on Herndon Street after a woman fell from a balcony while shaking out a rug. The officers carried the woman to the police wagon and transported her to South Side Hospital for treatment. Patrolman MacDonald began to feel ill and collapsed at the hospital. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Patrolman MacDonald had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 24 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 24 years, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Patrolman MacDonald,
On today, 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 16, 2020

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