Trooper Roy A. Donivan

Trooper Roy A. Donivan

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Monday, October 8, 1923

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.


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Incident Details

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

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Trooper Donivan,
On today, the 94th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 8, 2017

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