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Officer James Wayne MacDonald | Compton Police Department, California Compton Police Department, California

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James Wayne MacDonald

Compton Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, February 22, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # 1032

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/22/1993

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to death

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Officer MacDonald and Officer Kevin Burrell were shot and killed while making a traffic stop. As the officers attempted to handcuff him, he somehow got loose. The suspect fired at them with another gun he had concealed on his person. The man was arrested and convicted of two counts of murdering a police officer and received the death penalty.

Officer MacDonald had been with the agency for 18 months and was survived by his parents and brother.

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