Officer’s Name Released #GVCopBeat

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The Grand Junction Police Department is now able to release the name of the officer involved in the shooting that occurred near N.10th Street and Gunnison Avenue on Tuesday, May 19.

Officer Martin Donohue MartinDonohue has nearly 17 years of experience with our agency, and came to us with prior experience at another police agency as well. He is a Patrol Officer, who also serves in a collateral duty assignment handling major traffic accident investigations.

Officer Donohue is currently on Administrative Leave, pending the outcome of an internal investigation, which takes place separately from the criminal investigation being conducted by the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).


10 thoughts on “Officer’s Name Released #GVCopBeat

    Debra Cole said:
    May 21, 2015 at 11:54 am

    The transparency demonstrated by the Grand Junction PD is refreshing. I can tell you this level of information is never available concerning officer involved shootings in Nevada.

    jeff bollig said:
    May 21, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Very proud of our law enforcement people and firemen keep up the good work

    Teresa said:
    May 21, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Prayers for Officer Donohue. I hope you can find peace in the knowledge that you did what you had to do to keep your oath to protect the community you serve. Lethal force is a decision never taken lightly, but you have the support of your community!

    Nancy Peeso said:
    May 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Martin, so glad you are okay. Thank you for you service to the G.J. community. Bless you, for I am sure you saved lives by your actions.

    Nicole said:
    May 21, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Why does this officers picture need to be posted all over. He was doing his job and should receive a metal for work.

    Marie Martinez said:
    May 21, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    My sincere gratitude to Officer Donohue. May God bless and watch over you and your fellow officers for the job you do is a difficult one. May you find peace in knowing that you did what was needed to keep the community safe and protect the people that were in danger. I can’t imagine the things that our law enforcement have to see and face every day but I am truly grateful for your commitment to our community.

    Gail said:
    May 21, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Thank you for your service Officer Donahue. I pray that you can find strength and peace with this sad incident.

    James Birdsill said:
    May 21, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    May God bless you during this trying time Officer Donohue. Thirty years in Law enforcement and I did not have to face what you experienced. Thank God. Jim Birdsill,GJPD Retired.

    LeAnn said:
    May 22, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Thank you for keeping our community safe. Know that we stand beside you!

    sandra said:
    May 22, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    I worked in Fresno police department year’s ago and I know that police work is very stressful more today compared in 80s. This police officer was doing his job. He most likely saved more lives and most officers don’t even live a long life because of stress. Our community all need to stand behind officer Donohue. Sandra

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