Detective Corporal
Louis William Donald Jr.
Gary Police Department
Monday, August 27, 2001

Age: 33
Served: 9 years
Badge #: 447
Military Service: U.S. Army
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicle pursuit
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, August 27, 2001
09:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
25th Avenue and Chase Street, Gary
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
Calumet
Weapon Used:
Automobile
Suspect Info:
Apprehended
Burial Location:
Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary

   Detective Corporal Louis Donald was killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit while working a special traffic detail.

   Detective Corporal Donald's patrol car and another patrol car were approaching an intersection at the same time. As the second patrol car stopped to give Detective Corporal Donald the right of way, he also attempted to stop and his patrol car struck a light pole. All three occupants in the suspect vehicle were apprehended.

   Detective Corporal Donald was survived by his parents, daughter and three sons.