Police Officer Ted W. Donald

Police Officer Ted W. Donald

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, June 15, 1979

Ted W. Donald

Officer Donald was shot and killed after responding to a burglary in progress call.

Officer Donald and his partner responding to a burglary in progress call in the Butler Housing Projects in the Bronx. When they arrived they found the door to the apartment had the lock drilled out. The officers entered the apartment and as they walked down the hall, Patrolman Donald was shot in the head and chest. He died from his wounds.

Patrolman Donald's partner returned fire and the suspect surrendered. He was arrested and charged with murder.

Patrolman Donald had served with the New York City Housing Authority Police Department for 9 years and was survived by his wife and daughter. He was assigned to Service Area 7.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 3310

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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I knew Ted Donald also known as Teddy since I was 11 years old...He was a cool and humorous guy...I can remember when he attended
the police academy.I can remember hearing his name over the news the day that he was killed...I was shocked and it took a minute to register that they were talking about the Teddy I knew.I can remember when I was living in the projects on Courtland Avenue with a young baby he came by to check on me.It is still very hard to believe....
Hey Teddy Rest In Peace....Oh and your family is doing fine...Sorry I didn't get a chance to say Goodbye...

Gladys Hampton

September 28, 2018

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