Captain Edward A. O'Donnell

Captain Edward A. O'Donnell

West Homestead Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, May 2, 1938

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Edward A. O'Donnell

Captain Edward O'Donnell succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day in a motorcycle accident while attempting to catch a vehicle that had run a red light.

Captain O'Donnell and another officer were both on the motorcycle when it collided with a car pulling out of of a driveway at 126 West Eighth Avenue. Both officers were thrown to the pavement and suffered severe injuries.

Captain O'Donnell had served with the West Homestead Police Department for three months.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 1, 1938

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 2, 2021

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