Police Officer Donald L. Harding

Police Officer Donald L. Harding

Southfield Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, August 5, 1962

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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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Jesus Christ proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9]

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