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 Mortimer Patrick Donoghue

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Mortimer Patrick Donoghue

  • Birth 7 Aug 1890 County Kerry, Ireland
  • Death 15 Sep 1948 District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Section 43A, Lot 67, Site SW.
  • Memorial ID 17960915

Officer Mortimer P. Donoghue was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.

Date of Death: September 15, 1948
Rank: Officer
Age: 58
Years of Service: 20, EOD: September 13, 1919
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two
Location of Death: 5th and K Street NW

Officer Donoghue and Officer Earl Johnson were in a patrol wagon, loaded with prisoners to be transferred to court, when they entered an intersection where the signal lights were not working. The patrol wagon struck another auto and flipped onto its side.

Officer Donoghue was thrown out the door on impact and when the wagon flipped, it landed on top of Donoghue, crushing him. Officer Donoghue died on the scene.

Officer Donoghue was born in Ireland, emigrated to America in 1911, and resided at 4902 Kansas Avenue NW.

Officer Donoghue was survived by his wife, Catherine (nee Lynch, b-Ireland, County Roscommon), and his two sons, Patrick Francis 22 (b-Georgetown 09-13-1924, d-Ossinging New York 4-2-2005), of Maryknoll Seminary (New York) and Joseph 16, of St Charles School Baltimore, Maryland.

Officer Donoghue was also survived by his brother Lt. Daniel Donoghue of the 10th Precinct.

Officer Mortimer P. Donoghue was also known by the last name, "O'Donoghue."

His birthplace is: Knocknagoshel, Kerry County Ireland.

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  • Created by: John Rentz
  • Added: 17 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17960915
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mortimer Patrick Donoghue (7 Aug 1890–15 Sep 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17960915, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by John Rentz (contributor 46781289) .