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 Gary 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. While he was collapsing, 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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Dear Gary… I still cry when I hear your name. Such a loss.
I have become close to Bryan and we share some holidays together. He reminds me of you in certain ways. Especially the creases on the forehead!
Life is not fair as you and Craig know.
Love you.. until we meet again.

Ellen Cook

October 18, 2022

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