Officer Donald Douglas Baty

Officer Donald Douglas Baty

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, June 3, 1970

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Donald Douglas Baty

Officer Donald Baty was shot and killed at the Greyhound Bus Station as he attempted to arrest a robber.

Officer Baty was in the waiting room of the bus station when a man told him he had just been robbed of $64.00 by four men and pointed one of them out. As Officer Baty made contact with the man he pulled a gun and shot him. A gun battle with the suspect resulted as a dozen officers arrived. When it was over the suspect was wounded, a bus patron was killed, and a bus station employee was seriously wounded. The suspect, 27, was hospitalized, later released, and charged with Officer Baty's murder.

Officer Baty was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam War.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage and sacrifice. Always remembered.

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Upland Police Dept. CA

June 3, 2020

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