|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1934|
Police Officer Harry Donahue
Philadelphia Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, February 19, 1934
Tour of Duty: 7 years, 6 months
Badge Number: 4271
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, February 19, 1934
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Executed in 1935
Officer Harry Donahue was shot and killed on Brandywine Street, near Spring Garden, by a man he was trying to arrest. The killer, Joseph Deni, 33, had been out of prison for only one month.
The suspect was convicted of Officer Donahue's murder and subsequently executed on July 3, 1935.
Officer Donahue had served with the agency for 7½ years and was assigned to the 9th District. He was survived by his wife and two young children.
1.The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. http://www.odmp.org/officer/4170-police-officer-harry-donahue
2. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin
Mary T. McMonigle Carey (1904 - 1988)
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Plot: Sec 5, Range 11, Lot 26, Grave 3
Created by: Researcher
Record added: May 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36938907
God bless. Rest in peace.|
Added: Nov. 9, 2010