Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Matthew P. McDonagh

  • Rank: Policeman
  • Serial Number: Unknown
  • Division: Unknown
  • Location: 6th and San Pedro St.
  • Date Killed: Sunday, December 16, 1923
  • Cause of Death: Motorcycle Traffic Accident


Policeman McDonagh was killed when his police motorcycle was struck a train in downtown Los Angeles.

Policeman McDonagh had served with the agency for 3 years and was survived by his expectant wife. Policeman McDonagh’s son, grandson, and great-grandson all went on to serve with the Los Angeles Police Department.