Detective Donald "Donnie" Young II

On May 8, 2005, Detective Donald Young was shot from behind and killed in the line of duty.

On May 8, 2005 Detectives Donald Young and Jack Bishop were working off-duty and in uniform at a baptismal celebration. The evening had been fairly quiet except for one uninvited male who had to be escorted by the officers out of the hall where the party was taking place. Although scheduled to leave at midnight the officers were asked by the hall manager to stay an additional hour to help ensure an orderly conclusion to the event.

At approximately 1 AM the officers were at the front entrance of the hall observing the crowd inside. A suspect, later identified as Raul Gomez-Garcia, approached the officers from behind and fired a barrage of shots. Detective Bishop was hit in the back but the round was slowed by his body armor. Detective Young was fatally wounded, shot twice in the back and once in the head.

Although painfully wounded, Detective Bishop attempted to pursue the fleeing suspect but was unable to locate him outside the hall. The suspect was later arrested in Mexico where he had fled to hide.

Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2005 (Archive on Monday, January 01, 0001)
Posted by kpellegrin  Contributed by kpellegrin