Deputy Marshal Donald Orville McLaughlin

Deputy Marshal Donald Orville McLaughlin

Beverly Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, August 16, 1970

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Donald Orville McLaughlin

Deputy Marshal Donald McLaughlin was killed in a vehicle crash on Ohio 60, four miles north of Marietta, while returning to Beverly after transporting a prisoner to the county jail.

An oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and struck Deputy Marshal McLaughlin's patrol car head-on.

Deputy Marshal McLaughlin was a veteran of the Korean War. He was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, two brothers, and four sisters.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Deputy Marshal McLaughlin,

I thank you for your service in law enforcement. I have met your daughter Vickie and her husband Chris and learned of your life and sacrifice through them. You should know they have a wonderful family with two sons, who are men now, and like their parents are serving God and the community they live in. You can be very proud of them, especially of Vickie, who has become a strong woman, mother, leader and voice of salvation in Indianapolis.

May you rest in peace.

Lieutenant Donald Bender
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (retired)

November 20, 2020

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