Officer Donald Lee Ferguson

Officer Donald Lee Ferguson

Albany Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, April 28, 1990

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Donald Lee Ferguson

Officer Donald Ferguson was killed when a drunk driver attempted to evade a sobriety checkpoint at a high rate of speed.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to ten years in prison but released after only three years.

Officer Ferguson had served with the Albany Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and grandson.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 252

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Released after three years

checkpoint, drunk driver

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I was the first responder that got the call to respond to Officer Ferguson and tragically his injuries were fatal and there was nothing that could possibly be done to save his life. ive long since retired from Ems but just like so many others that have had long careers in service you carry certain memories with you daily. Officer Ferguson is one of my memories that I often reflect on , not because of the manner in which he died but rather the impact it had on his family, our community, and the small department that Officer Ferguson represented. Each time I drive through our small city I can't help to think that Officer Ferguson is still watching over us. it was an honor to have known Officer Ferguson and its an honor to call his surviving brothers friends in which I often visit with and share memories.

Michael P. Rayborn RN, CCEMT-P
Albany Clinton County EMS

December 1, 2023

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