Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # 11859
Cause: Vehicular assault
Offender: Sentenced to 1 year
Policeman Donald Highley was struck and killed by a drunk driver while writing a ticket.
He had completed the citation and was in the process of handing the citation to the driver when he was struck. The original driver receiving the traffic violation used the officer's radio to notify the agency of the incident.
The drunken violator was apprehended and convicted. The incident was the drunken driver's fourth DUI conviction. He received one year in the county jail.
Policeman Highley had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and four children.