Metro reporting intern focusing on crime and courts
Education: Howard University, BA in journalism
Donovan Thomas is a reporting intern covering crime and courts for The Washington Post's Metro desk. He has worked for the New York Times on the Investigations desk as an Ida B. Wells Society for Reporting intern, and he has served as a Metro reporting intern for the Charlotte Observer.
D.C. police officer Robert Fleet was walking his beat near the intersection of Q Street and 15th streets August 20, 1874, when he noticed a building on fire. He ran to the nearest fire alarm call box and reported the fire. Then he collapsed.