Policeman Mathew P. McDonagh

Policeman Mathew P. McDonagh

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 16, 1923

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Mathew P. McDonagh

Policeman McDonagh was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a train in downtown Los Angeles.

Policeman McDonagh had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 3 years and was survived by his expectant wife. Policeman McDonagh's son, grandson, and great-grandson all went on to serve with the Los Angeles Police Department.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 468

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train


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Officer McDonagh,
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 Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 16, 2023

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