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

Age: 33
Served: 9 years
Badge #: 447
Panel 13E, Line 22
Panel L31, Line 11

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:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Discharged in 2008
Burial Place:
Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary

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

   He was traveling westbound as he approached the intersection where another officer was stopped in the eastbound lanes. Detective Corporal Donald attempted to avoid a collision when he lost control of his squad car and struck a light pole.

   Three male subjects were subsequently apprehended a mile-and-a-half away after crashing into a ditch. The 22-year-old driver was later convicted of resisting law enforcement, sentenced to seven years in prison and discharged in 2008.

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

Military Service

United States Army
1986–1986 ▪ 1987–1990

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