Sheriff Westley A. McDonald

Sheriff Westley A. McDonald

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, November 8, 1952

Add to My Heroes

Westley A. McDonald

Sheriff McDonald and Deputy Jackson were attempting to take a subject into custody when the subject opened fire with a rifle.

After arriving at the subject's farm, Sheriff McDonald approached the rear door and was shot by the subject from the doorway. Deputy Jackson was still in the police car and was shot through the door immediately after Sheriff McDonald was killed.

The subject escaped after shooting the officers. A manhunt for the subject was initiated by other officers, and the subject was located after an overnight search. The subject shot and killed himself as the officers closed in.

Sheriff McDonald had known the subject for a number of years, and the subject reportedly suffered from a mental disability.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

Sheriff W.A. McDonald was my grandfather though he was killed before i was even conceived or born.
His wife my beloved grandmother Blanche Maybelle ( Pat) Lively McDonald left Colorado after his death. She moved to Salem Oregon and worked herself up from being a metermaid to becoming thee first FEMALE DEPUTY SHERIFF OF MARION COUNTY SALEM OREGON USA. She remained faithful to her beloved husband who was the Love of her life.

Sara jer Lesina

January 8, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.