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Memorial to Mortimer P. Donoghue

Mortimer P. Donoghue

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: August 19, 1948
Rank: Officer
Age: 58
Years of Service: 29
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two
Location of Death: 75th and K Streets, NW


Officer Donoghue was in a two man patrol wagon, loaded with prisoners to be transferred to court, when they entered an intersection where the signal lights were not working. The patrol wagon struck another auto and flipped onto its side.

Officer Donoghue was thrown out the door on impact and when the wagon flipped, it landed on top of Donoghue, crushing him. Officer Donoghue died on the scene.

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