Patrolman Frank Donarumo

Patrolman Frank Donarumo

Hamden Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Monday, July 27, 1964

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Frank Donarumo

Patrolman Donarumo was killed when his patrol car was struck by a New Haven Railroad passenger train at a private crossing off of State Street. He was en route to investigate trucks parked on private property near the tracks.

Patrolman Donarumo had served with the Hamden Police Department for 7 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and several brothers.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 40

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 20, 2013

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