Sergeant

Richard T. McDonald

Sudbury Police

July 28th, 1999

Age: 38 / 13 years service

 

Richard T. McDonald was Married.

 


Circumstances

Sgt. McDonald was called upon to assist in a high speed pursuit of a stolen van. OPP and Sudbury Regional units were involved in the chase, in and around the City of Sudbury. Sgt. McDonald had deployed his spike belt and was standing in the grassy median as the stolen van raced towards his location. At the last second the driver swerved onto the median and struck Sgt. McDonald throwing him high into the air. Sgt. McDonald died from his injuries.