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 United States Army World War II and Korean War veteran. 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

automobile accident, transport, vehicle crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Marshal Donald Orville McLaughlin of the Beverly Police Department, Ohio and the additional 83 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 16, 2022

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