Died =>28 February 1985
Force => Royal Ulster Constabulary
Rank =>Chief Inspector
Cause =>Homicide - Bomb
Duty Status =>On Duty
Killed alongside eight other officers when Newry RUC Station came under heavy mortar attack by terrorists and the canteen was destroyed by a direct hit.
Chief Inspector Donaldson’s brother, Constable Samuel Donaldson, died on 12th August 1970, after being fatally injured by a terrorist booby-trap bomb.