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Patrolman Douglas Donald Downing | Ypsilanti Police Department, Michigan Ypsilanti Police Department, Michigan


Douglas Donald Downing

Ypsilanti Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, July 11, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One shot and killed

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Patrolman Douglas Downing was shot and killed after responding to a holdup alarm at a bank on Michigan Street and Park Street. As Patrolman Downing entered through a rear door he encountered a suspect who was fleeing the bank. The two struggled and Patrolman Downing was shot and killed. Another officer shot and killed one of the three suspects and the other two were apprehended.

Patrolman Downing had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Doug, I think about you every day..I remember how you treated me
as a Rookie even though you only had a month on me. I laugh at some of our memories, and cry at others..I will never forget you..Semper Fi Marine

Sgt. Vernon M. Usher II
Ypsilanti Police Dept. Retired
July 13, 2015


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