Sergeant John S. Donlan

Sergeant John S. Donlan

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, May 20, 1934

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John S. Donlan

Sergeant John Donlan was shot and killed while off duty in his home at 346 Kinnear Place.

He heard the sound of glass breaking in his basement and he went to retrieve his service weapon. An unknown suspect then came up from the basement and shot and killed him.

Sergeant Donlan had served with the Seattle Police Department for 30 years.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

at home, burglary, off duty

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Sgt. Donlan,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 20, 2024

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