Patrolman James J. Donovan

Patrolman James J. Donovan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, March 19, 1943

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James J. Donovan

Patrolman Donovan was inadvertently shot and killed while off-duty and in civilian clothes by another Patrolman who mistook Patrolman Donovan for an offender.

Patrolman Donovan was survived by his wife and four children. He had had served with the New York City Police Department for four years and was assigned to the 75th Precinct.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 2352

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 19, 2018

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