Trooper Robert Jefferson McDonald

Trooper Robert Jefferson McDonald

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, July 10, 1930

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Robert Jefferson McDonald

Trooper Robert J. McDonald was killed in a motorcycle accident during a pursuit on Troy Road in Edwardsville. Trooper McDonald's motorcycle sideswiped another car as he was attempting to maneuver his motorcycle around another vehicle. He succumbed to his injuries while being transported to the hospital.

Trooper McDonald served with the Illinois State Police for one year. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Trooper McDonald,
On today, the 85th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as an LEO but for our Country as well when you served during WW I.


United States Border Patrol

July 10, 2015

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