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 On December 1, 1935, his parole was revoked and he was returned to prison after he tried to take an officer's gun away from him who had pulled him over in Tulsa.


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Incident Details

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

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Officer Donnelly,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tulsa.


United States Border Patrol

February 26, 2022

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