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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Officer Donnelly,
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 Philadelphia.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 12, 2019

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