Officer Mortimer P. Donoghue

Officer Mortimer P. Donoghue

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Thursday, September 16, 1948

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Mortimer P. Donoghue

Officer Mortimer Donoghue was killed in an automobile accident when the prisoner transport wagon he was riding struck another automobile at 5th Street and K Street, NW.

The accident occurred when the wagon entered an intersection where the traffic signals were not working. Officer Donoghue was riding in the back of the wagon and was ejected from it upon impact.

Officer Donoghue had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 29 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 16, 2020

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