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
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Incident Details

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

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Our K-9 Roy is named after Roy A. Donivan. I would like to get in touch with Michael and Lisa Murillo (family of Roy A. Donivan). I can be reached at [email protected] It would be wonderful to share pictures of our boy with you.
Patricia Grogan

Spouse of K9 Handler
New York State Police

March 3, 2020

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