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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Capt. O'Donnell,
On today, the 79th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of West Homestead Borough.


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May 2, 2017

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