Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Daniel J. Donovan Age: 35 years old Tour: 8 months Springfield Police End of Watch: Tuesday, September 29, 1908
Reserve Officer Donovan was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while waiting for his assignment at headquarters. The other officer was retrieving his weapon after having it inspected. As he was putting it in its holster the weapon discharged and the round struck Reserve Officer Donovan in the chest. Reserve Officer Donovan was taken to a local hospital where he died 30 minutes later.

Reserve Officer Donovan had served with the Springfield Police Department for 8 months. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Remembering …

mlemf-logoOver 340 law enforcement officers have lost their lives while protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth. This encompasses state and local police, federal, sheriff and correction officers.

The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

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