Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Donald W. Gaskin

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, December 30, 1969

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Reflections for Patrolman Donald W. Gaskin

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 30, 2019

Patrolman Gaskin,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

United States Border Patrol

December 30, 2019

Officer Gaskin I thank you for protecting your community. You are loved by so many. I feel your loss when I speak with your fiance who still holds a very special place in her heart for you. Thank you seems like an empty statement in comparison to what you gave in doing you duty. God Bless you.


December 31, 2014

We can not see you any longer but I have felt that you are my guardian angel in the hard times. You was and continue to be my HERO UNCLE DONALD.

Connie Combs

October 11, 2014

Donald; I feel so honored to have been your partner and will never forget that cold, rainy december day that you were taken. I was your partner and I remember very vividly the events of that run. Not a day has gone by in the last 44 plus years that I haven't thought about you. I remember clearly, your last words and how calm you was after you was shot and down. As I tried to get to and assist you I was then shot twice. I had no idea that you was going to pass away. I named my first son after you and I want you to know that He is a decorated marine and retired from the Jefferson County Corrections Dept. I did visit your parents and family often and gave them your badge, cap shield and night stick. I have been to your grave site often. I went on to serve over 33 years with LPD and now over 12 years with the sheriff's office. I was shot and wounded again in 1975. Many times I have felt that you have been with me. Rest in peace until we meet again.

Captain George Grissom
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

February 21, 2014

Uncle Donald

You are not forgotten. I always idealized you. You was my hero. You made a great impact on so many peoples lives. We love and miss you

November 6, 2013

Niece- Connie Leahe Ballenger-Combs

November 6, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

You will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes,

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 30, 2011

You are not forgotten...........


November 16, 2008



December 29, 2007

Officer Gaskin, your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

January 29, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police officer

June 25, 2006

In your memory and honor, I salute you.

(Former) Specialist Johann Bayer
(Former) 543rd Military Police Company Ft. Knox,KY.

January 13, 2005

God rest your soul.

December 30, 2004

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

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 29, 2004

Uncle Don,
All these years later, it still hurts. We will never forget you. Thank you for the walks, the teasing, and the reprimands. I have your badge on my mantle. I treasure it and my meories of you.

August 18, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Gaskin.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 19, 2004

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