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Lieut David Thomas Dunigan
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Birth: May 2, 1855
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: May 21, 1918
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

David Dunigan was a Police Lieutenant for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. He was assigned to the 4th Precinct and had been with the agency for 43 years, since 1875 till his death in 1918. He was shot and killed in the line of duty, at the age of 63. Earlier in the day two other Officers, McParlin of the Charles County Sheriffs Office in Maryland, and Conrad from the Metropolitan D.C. Police Department, were attempting to serve a warrant on the suspect from South Carolina, Officer John Conrad and Deputy Lawrence McParlin. The suspect, Herbert Copeland, shot and killed them, then fled to Carrolsburg Place SW of D.C. where he was confronted by Lt. Dunigan. A shootout ensued, where Dunigan was able to shoot and wound the suspect before he died. The suspect recieved 4 bullet wounds from Lt. Dunigan's gun, but recovered. Shortly before his trial, he escaped from jail in Washington D.C. He was found several years later, working at a Rubber Plant in Akron, Ohio. He was returned to Washington D.C. to face charges. He was convicted of Lt. Dunigan's murder and sentenced to death. He was hung on June 22nd, 1925, 7 years after the crime, at the Washington D.C. Jail. Lt. Dunigan was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine I. Dunigan. Lt. Dunigan was survived by four adult children, 4 sons, David J. Dunigan, Francis S. Dunigan, Raymond I. Dunigan, and Walter A. Dunigan. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Dunnigan (1824 - 1894)
  Mary Lynch Dunnigan (1825 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine I. White Dunigan (1854 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  David John Dunigan (1880 - 1928)*
  Raymond I. Dunigan (1883 - 1946)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Dunigan Cotter (1885 - 1965)*
  Francis S. Dunigan (1888 - 1961)*
  Walter Ambrose Dunigan (1894 - 1965)*
 
 Sibling:
  David Thomas Dunigan (1855 - 1918)
  Joanna E. Dunnigan Helan (1861 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
 
Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita,...
Record added: Mar 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13770817
Lieut David Thomas Dunigan
Added by: Lieut. Edward Godwin (CCSO)
 
Lieut David Thomas Dunigan
Added by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
 
Lieut David Thomas Dunigan
Added by: John Rentz
 
 
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- John Rentz
 Added: Mar. 7, 2016

- Diana
 Added: Sep. 13, 2008
Your years of dedicated service did not go unnoticed, nor did you die in vain. You'll be remembered and honored forever. May your soul rest in peace and your spirit flow freely through the Universe.
- Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
 Added: Mar. 28, 2006
 
 
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