Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Patrick C. McDonald

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, September 23, 2008

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Reflections for Sergeant Patrick C. McDonald

Rest easy brother

Investor #357
First Judicial District of PA Warrant Unit

June 12, 2022

Every time a law officer dies in the line of duty, I remember Patrick. The saddest thing I’ve ever experienced was walking through Ben Franklin Parkway the day of his funeral and seeing the water in the fountain police officer blue. I broke down and cried. RIP

Eileen Carey, Civilian

March 21, 2022

I remember attending a benefit in Sgt. Mcdonald's honor at Bonks in Philadelphia. Even though I didn't know him, it was an honor to meet his family and friends. RIP my brother in blue.

First Sergeant (Ret) David Jones
Maryland State Police

October 8, 2020

I remember this incident all too well unfortunately. Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 23, 2020

We are praying for your brother, Officer Chan. Patrick please help his healing. Talk to the Lord and Saint John Liccio
God bless you

he was kind to my son

January 4, 2019

Sgt. McDonald,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 23, 2018

Sgt. McDonald,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 23, 2018

R.I.P. Brother. I had just retired when you were shot. Sadly I grew up in t ha area and it has drastically changed, not fir the better. You tried to make it better by removing these bad actors from the streets. Gone but never forgotten

Theodore Thomas P.O.
Philadelphia Police Department(Retired)

April 25, 2018

We all miss you, Pat

Thomas Howard (Retired)

April 15, 2017

god bless brother

Phila PD

March 14, 2017

My Brother in blue....You will never be forgotten....because it's what we do on the Earth that merits us perpetual life in a much better place. Rest in Peace and watch over us, and God bless your family.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

September 23, 2016

RIP brother!

Detective Sergeant Jeremy Sims
Matteson, IL Police Department

December 17, 2015

As a member of the Philadelphia Police Foundation, this is hard to read after attending officer Robert Wilson's Funeral this year as a representative of the PPF. I sincerely hope it's the last I will attend, and we as a board are trying to make that happen. Thank all Law Enforcement officers for your service.

Stephen L. Olitsky
Philadelphia Police Foundation

September 23, 2015

So today on the anniversary of your passing I saw a HP officer and I wanted to ask what they do today for you. I thinks of you always and dream of you often. Fly high my friend I will always remember you!!!


September 23, 2015

Gone but never in peace brother

Officer Ray Noll
Bergen County Sheriff's Dept. (Retired)

September 23, 2015

By William Butler Yeats
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.


April 11, 2014

Sad. May you continue to rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim

March 17, 2014

Patty Mac, this shit still hurts bro! You are missed by all here and thought of daily as we stand roll call looking at your pic/plaque on the wall ! Thank you again bro for a Job well done ! Continue to shine down on HP.. Until we see each again , Rest easy Patty Mac ! JKuzo

Police Officer @Highway Patrol 2 Line

September 23, 2013

Morning Sarge, hopefully St Michael is not working you too hard!
They're most likely extremely happy to have you among the ranks, i know we where here in Philly. Always remember how you were always ready to kick ass and take names from those special folk who didn't care much for a civilized society and even less for the value of life. Miss you Sir, it was always great to see a former fellow 25th District officers show up to a job and lend a hand. A salute to you Sergeant, it would be an honor to someday meet again. Your Brother in Royal Blue, ~Jose

P/O Jose Cartagena #4206
Philadelphia Police Department

September 23, 2012

Thank you for your Heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

August 22, 2012

Pat, as I reflected back on my career with PPD today, I could not help but to think of you and your wonderful smile. We love you, but God loves you more! You are truly missed.

Retired Police Sergeant Cynthia Kelly
Philadelphia Police Department

May 10, 2012

Uncle Pat, Even Though You Never Married My Aunt. Your Family In My Heart. I Wish We Got To Meet Each Other More. We All Miss You So Much, And We Love You.


September 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Sgt.McDonald!! I will raise an Irish toast to you along with some of my family members who have gone to be with God.I attended your funeral.We did not know one another,but as a citizen,I felt compelled to attend as it was the least I could do.I stood out there with your law enforcement brothers and sisters and had communion in the street.I listened and watched and prayed.I pray that your family finds comfort in knowing that people like me are thankful for your service and wish you the most peace with all of the angels above.God Bless


March 17, 2011

Thinking of you today and everyday. watch over us as we continue our work in your name. God bless your family


January 2, 2011

I can't believe that it's been two years, Pat. RIP in brother. We all miss you.


September 23, 2010

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