Police Officer Donald L. Harding

Police Officer Donald L. Harding

Southfield Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, August 5, 1962

Donald L. Harding

Officer Harding was killed during a pursuit of drag racers on Eight Mile Road. He spotted two cars attempting to race near Beech Street. As he pursued the vehicles one of them made a U-turn and drove straight towards him. In an attempt to avoid a collision Officer Harding swerved and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle was never apprehended.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never apprehended

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RIP brother.

Ptlm. (Ret.) P.K. Harding
Binghamton PD

August 7, 2017

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