Police Officer Robert Donnelly

Police Officer Robert Donnelly

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, February 26, 1922

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Robert Donnelly

Officer Robert Donnelly was shot and killed while searching a juvenile's vehicle for liquor.

The 17-year-old suspect was apprehended, convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He escaped from the Oklahoma Penitentiary in January of 1925. On June 10, 1928, he was captured in Basin, Wyoming. He was paroled in 1935. On December 1, 1935, his parole was revoked and he was returned to prison after he tried to take an officer's gun away from him who had pulled him over in Tulsa.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and you will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 26, 2012

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