Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Corporal Louis William Donald, Jr.

Gary Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, August 27, 2001

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Reflections for Detective Corporal Louis William Donald, Jr.


Ret. Det. 1. Vincent Sinnott

April 7, 2023

Rest in peace Detective Corporal Donald.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 16, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 27, 2020

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

August 29, 2019

Cops Cycling for Survivors

Monica Zahasky
Cops cycling

August 27, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

August 29, 2016

Rest in Peace ILEA 93-112

Steve Gatchel Retired Patrolman
Wabash City Police

March 29, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 6, 2014

Rest in Peace, Detective Corporal Donald. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


August 27, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 9, 2008

Not a day goes by that I do not think of you or miss you. Rest well my friend

Cpl Len Miller
Gary Police

August 5, 2007

To Det.Cpl. L. Donald I would like to thank you for the time I knew you, when I use to come up to the Det. Bureau with my pops Det. K. Richardson, you were one of the best officers I have ever Known. I know when I'm out there on the streets stopping cars, and responding to alarm calls, I know you are there with me. Thanks Boochie for all the hard work you did for our community brother.

Wayne James Patrolman
New Chicago PD

March 10, 2006

I thank God for you and I would like to say thank you for your fight. You will never be forgotten.

Detective Sergeant Byron Vaughan
Leland Police Dept. Leland, MS.

March 5, 2006

Thank you for protecting the people that you served. You will not be forgotten. Thank You Sir for a job well done.

May 9, 2005

I thank you for your service and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 23, 2004

rest in peace my brother...

skip roberson

August 18, 2004

To the family Cpl. Donald my prayers are with you, God bless.

officer Cedrick Cusic
Dept. of Veteran Affairs

January 12, 2004

To the family of Louis. On this the two year anniversary know that we have not forgotten. While the layers of comfort of the community fall away as does the time, We who have been there will always keep you in our minds and in our hearts.

Know that you are never alone and always feel free to contact me if I can ever do anything for you. Today as every day, may you find strength and some peace. God bless the peace keepers and their families.

Jerry Baker

Sgt. Jerry Baker
Indiana University Police Dept.

August 27, 2003

Cpl. Louis Donald I would Like to SALUTE you on a job Well done.You have paved a way and set a standard of how to live life to its fulliest while maintaining honor and diginity carrying the torch of truth and justice. so with your wings of grace, guard over the Brothers in Blue at 1301 and show them the way. Baker Boys forever. Ofc.D.Evans # 153

Ptlm.Donald A. Evans
Gary Police Department

To the family of Louis Donald Jr. Yesterday must have been a very difficult day for you. When we were in Washington I felt that time might make it easier but I know that is not true. There will always be that emptiness that cannot be filled. May you all find understanding and take pride and comfort in knowing that Louis was providing service to others, which is a noble cause. If my family or I can ever help in any way please do not hesitate to contact us.

I have turned a tribute of Jason into a statewide memorial to all of the public safety heroes who have given their lives for their community.

May God grant you the peace that passes all understanding.
Jerry Baker & Family

Jerry Baker
Marion County Sheriff Dept.

My brother will never be for gotten he will live on in his children and his family. He was a real person always willing to help his friends living large his nickname was "Lou Dog" high roller. He was a jack of all trades and lover of very many. He left a hole in our hearts that will never heal it will never get any better. Since he died I've seem to have lost my way we were always a family of 6 and i will never take 6 away he is gone on a trip and we will see him again and i'm sure he will have plenty of new jokes to tell us and all the things we could have done differently while we were here in this hell. He will alway be here never forgotten. My life will never be the same again with out him, people say it gets easier but i don't see any thing but this dark hole. It's like a puzzle with all the pieces and you have it put together and it looks so nice but now there is a piece missing and it will never look the same.

Pamela Wells

donald I just heard of your passing, you will be missed greatly by those who love you most. I only had a brief moment to know you, whis we had a lot of fun those time I will remember all of my life...To the family Donald is okay he would want you to move on and carry his life in your heart for ever and do remember the good time you you all Rigley & Nicholas Jackson Suitland Maryland......May God Bless you Always

My brother was a great man and a great police officer. He cared very much for his children and family and for his fellow police officers. He lived his life for today without and regrets. His nickname was "Lou Dog High Roller" because he was a high roller of life. He was never afaid of anything or any challenge he has been there since the day he entered this world. He was our baby boy our great wonder of this world, I know God wanted him more and so we must except his plan but we will never forget him nor his sprit. He was so open hearted and very giving he spent every summer coaching for the Lloyd McClendon Youth Camp that was held in Gary Indiana, his team has won 3 years in a row. I will remember my brother always, there will not be one day in my life that i will not think of his smile nor feel his spirit. God bless all who were the blue uniform and their families.
Pamela L. Wells

Pamela Wells

My family and I would like to thank everyone who is and will be responing to this memorial page for my brother. You just don't know how much this means to us.

Yvonne Lucas
Gary Community School Corporation

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