Policeman Donald Cary Hathaway

Policeman Donald Cary Hathaway

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 24, 1920

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Donald Cary Hathaway

Policeman Donald Hathaway was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect.

He was driving to work when he observed the suspect robbing citizens on the roadside. He was shot when he stopped and exited his vehicle. The suspect was convicted and hanged and San Quentin Prison.

Policeman Hathaway was survived by his wife, daughter, parents, and four siblings.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 117

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Hanged

off duty, robbery

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Officer Hathaway,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles.


United States Border Patrol

May 24, 2020

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