Patrolman John J. Donnelly

Patrolman John J. Donnelly

Margate City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, November 15, 1932

John J. Donnelly

Patrolman Donnelly was killed in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a speeding motorist. He was thrown from his motorcycle after it hit a slick road spot at Ventnor and Evergreen Avenues in Longport.

Patrolman Donnelly had been with the Margate City Police Department for one and a half years. He was survived by his wife and four-month-old son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 15, 2011

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