Policeman Michael Donnelly

Policeman Michael Donnelly

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, April 12, 1929

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Michael Donnelly

Policeman Michael Donnelly was shot and killed as he was chasing a robbery suspect near 4th Street and Carpenter Way, South Philadelphia.

Police wounded a 19-year-old suspect, and a 15-year-old accomplice was arrested later. Both were charged with murder.

Policeman Donnelly was survived by his wife of 11 months.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

foot pursuit, juvenile offender, robbery

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2012

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