Policeman Harry J. Donahue

Policeman Harry J. Donahue

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, February 19, 1934

Harry J. Donahue

Policeman Harry Donahue was shot and killed in front of 1926 Brandywine Street by a man he was trying to arrest. The killer had been out of prison for only one month.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Donahue's murder and subsequently executed on July 3rd, 1935.

Policeman Donahue was a U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient of WWI. He served with the Philadelphia police Department for 7½ years and was assigned to the 9th District. He was survived by his wife and two young children.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge 4271
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1935

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A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

February 19, 2015

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