Police Officer Phelim McDonough

Police Officer Phelim McDonough

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, February 18, 1925

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Phelim McDonough

Officer Phelim McDonough was shot and killed while responding to a robbery in progress at Brownie's Drug Store at 16137 Twelfth Street. He was fatally wounded when he exchanged shots with three suspects as he arrived at the scene. One of the suspects was wounded.

Officer McDonough was a WWI veteran and was a POW for 18 months during the war. He had served with the Detroit Police Department for only 6 months at the time of this death.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 1751
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Wounded

robbery attempt

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Rest in peace Officer McDonough.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 8, 2019

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