Trooper Roy A. Donivan

Trooper Roy A. Donivan

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Monday, October 8, 1923

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Roy A. Donivan

Trooper Donivan was shot and killed while he and three other plainclothes officers patrolled Wilton Road in Saratoga County after a rash of robberies. They were flagged down by a man who with two other men attempted to rob them. A gunfight ensued in which Trooper Donivan was fatally wounded. The suspects were apprehended following his murder.

One suspect was convicted of manslaughter and another was acquitted.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Three suspects apprehended

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We are honoring Trooper Roy A. Donivan who was killed over 97 years ago. Trooper Donivan will never ever be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 26, 2020

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