Memorial to Martin I. Donovan
Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
Date of Death: July 9, 1964
Marital Status: Married
Location of Death: 1127 14th Street, NE
Officer Donovan was walking a foot beat in the Thomas Circle area, when without wanting a mentally disturbed man tackled him. The man tore the officer's gun from its holster and shot the officer in the chest.
Officer Donovan was able to hold onto the suspect until help arrived.
The only excuse the ex-military suspect could give was that the police uniform bugged him.
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