Officer Donald F. Reed

Officer Donald F. Reed

Garden Grove Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, June 7, 1980

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Donald F. Reed

Officer Reed was shot and killed while attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant. He and three others officers arrested the man at a local bar. As they were walking him out of the back door, the man suddenly jerked free and started shooting, fatally wounding Officer Reed. Two other officers were also wounded.

The suspect was sentenced to death in two separate trials.

Officer Reed had served with the Garden Grove Police Department for 3 years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Rest In peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 7, 2018

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