Detective Corporal Louis William Donald, Jr.

Detective Corporal Louis William Donald, Jr.

Gary Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, August 27, 2001

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Louis William Donald, Jr.

Detective Corporal Louis Donald was killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit at approximately 9:30 pm while working a special traffic detail.

Detective Corporal Donald's patrol car and another patrol car were approaching the intersection of 25th Avenue and Chase Street at the same time. As the second patrol car stopped to give Detective Corporal Donald the right of way, he also attempted to stop, and his patrol car struck a light pole. All three occupants in the suspect vehicle were apprehended.

Detective Corporal Donald was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Gary Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his parents, daughter, and three sons.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 447

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

vehicle pursuit

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