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Memorial to Martin I. Donovan

Martin I. Donovan

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: July 9, 1964
Rank: Officer
Age: 28
Marital Status: Married
Children: One
Location of Death: 1127 14th Street, NE


Officer Donovan was walking a foot beat in the Thomas Circle area, when without warning 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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