Patrolman John J. McDonough

Patrolman John J. McDonough

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, September 29, 1913

John J. McDonough

Patrolman John McDonough died from injuries sustained two days earlier when he was kicked in the stomach while arresting a drunk and disorderly man in the city's North Side.

Patrolman McDonough collapsed after taking the man to the Central Station. He was taken to Homeopathic Hospital and then transferred to South Side Hospital to undergo an operation. He died as a result of his injuries on September 29th, 1913.

Patrolman McDonough had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for almost 14 years. He was survived by his wife of three weeks.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 13 years, 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 27, 1913
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman McDonough,
On today, the 103rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh.


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September 29, 2016

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