Patrolman John Leslie McDonald

Patrolman John Leslie McDonald

Steubenville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, January 8, 1908

John Leslie McDonald

Patrolman McDonald was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man for creating a disturbance. During the ensuing struggle Patrolman McDonald was shot in the forehead and killed.

The suspect was arrested a short time later and charged with Patrolman McDonald's murder.

Patrolman McDonald had served with the agency for only a few months. He was survived by his two brothers.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Arrested

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John Leslie McDonald of the Steubenville Police Department, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 8, 2018

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