Policeman Gary Kirt McDonald

Policeman Gary Kirt McDonald

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, October 6, 1965

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Gary Kirt McDonald

Policeman McDonald was shot and killed by a robbery suspect whom he and his partner cornered in the rear of a market after responding to a silent alarm. As he was being handcuffed the suspect gained control of Policeman McDonald's partner's handgun and shot him three times. As he collapsed he pulled his pistol and killed the suspect.

Policeman McDonald had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 11 months. He was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge 12151

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

alarm, robbery in progress

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Gary, today is the 56th anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice "....thou hast no greater love for another that you laid down your life." You are loved, remembered and missed. Please continue to watch over and protect your nephew (my son) who has followed in your footsteps along with all Police Offers who are putting their lives on the line everyday. Until I see you again Gary, rest in peace. Love, your sister J. McDonald-Gomez

Janet McDonald-Gomez

October 6, 2021

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