Policeman Donald L. Highley

Policeman Donald L. Highley

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, February 10, 1968

Donald L. Highley

Policeman Donald Highley was struck and killed by a drunk driver while writing a ticket.

He had completed the citation and was in the process of handing the citation to the driver when he was struck. The original driver receiving the traffic violation used the officer's radio to notify the agency of the incident.

The drunken violator was apprehended and convicted. The incident was the drunken driver's fourth DUI conviction. He received one year in the county jail.

Policeman Highley had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 11859

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 10, 2018

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