Ronald J.


United States
Walk of life:
New York State Trooper killed in the line of duty.
Biographical details:

Died on the Bombay-Helena Road in the Town of Bombay, Franklin County, after being shot by a subject who had taken his .38 caliber service revolver from him during a struggle. Trooper Donahue and his partner Trooper O’Connell had arraigned a subject earlier at the residence of Justice of the Peace Richards, and after the arraignment that subject’s friends created a disturbance. Trooper Donahue attempted to arrest the group and pursued one of the offending subjects down an unlit road, fired a round into the air. A struggle ensued, Trooper Donahue advised his partner that the subject had taken his gun. Trooper O’Connell heard another shot, then was shot in the left leg himself. Trooper O’Connell then returned fire and wounded the subject in the forehead. Trooper Donahue had been shot in the upper lip, with the bullet penetrating his brain.

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