Saturday, March 25, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 25

March 25, 1951 – Minneapolis Patrolman Donald T. McHale was killed after being pushed through a window, which caused deep cuts on his legs. Patrolman McHale and a friend had just left a club when two men approached them and attempted to rob them. Patrolman McHale identified himself as an officer and chased one of the men. During the ensuing struggle Patrolman McHale was pushed through a glass window of a department store at Lake Street and 17th Avenue South. The suspects were apprehended but were not prosecuted for lack of evidence.

Patrolman McHale had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and five children. He was also survived by a brother who was a detective with the agency.

Patrolman Donald T. McHale


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