P.O. John L. Donner #125

Name: Donner, John L.
Star: 125
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Lincoln Park District
End of Watch: 07-May-1917
Incident Details:

Police Officer John Donner, 46, was an 8-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Lincoln Park District Police.

On May 7, 1917, Officer John Donner was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle when he struck an automobile at Sunnyside Avenue and Sheridan Road.  Officer Donner died instantly.

Officer Donner was laid to rest in St. Lucas Cemetery.  He was survived by his wife, Mary; son, Henry; and his parents.