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Memorial to Donald W. Downs

Donald W. Downs

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: September 1, 1946
Rank: Officer
Age: 27
Years of Service: 7
Marital Status:Married
Children: Four
Location of Death: 7th Street and Maine Avenue, SW


Officer Downs was directing traffic when a drunk driver jumped the curb and ran over him, fracturing his skull.

The driver attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended.

Return to the list of officers killed in the line of duty.