Police Officer James J. Donohoe

Police Officer James J. Donohoe

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, May 3, 1950

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James J. Donohoe

Officer James Donohoe was shot to death by a suspected robber on the platform of the Market-Frankford Elevated Station at 11th Street. Officer Donohoe had gone into the subway after learning of the holdup of a dry cleaner. The suspect shot Officer Donohoe twice at close range.

The suspect was later shot and killed by police in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

Officer Donohoe was a U.S Army veteran of WWII and served with the Philadelphia Police Department for seven and a half years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge 3704
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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