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Policeman Gary K. McDonald | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman

Gary K. McDonald

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 6, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 11 months

Badge # 12151

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Policeman McDonald was shot and killed by a robbery suspect whom he and his partner cornered in the rear of a market after responding to a silent alarm. As he was being handcuffed the suspect gained control of Policeman McDonald's partner's handgun and shot him three times. As he collapsed he pulled his pistol and killed the suspect.

Policeman McDonald had served with the agency for less than 1 year. He was survived by his expectant wife.

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Rest in peace Officer McDonald. Your desire was appreciated.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
October 26, 2016

 

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