Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Donald L. Highley

  • Rank: Policeman
  • Serial Number: 11859
  • Division: Traffic Enforcement Division
  • Location: Ventura Fwy between Forest Lawn and Victory Blvd
  • Date Killed: Saturday, February 10, 1968
  • Cause of Death: Traffic Accident


Policeman Donald Highley was struck and killed by a vehicle while writing a ticket. Policeman Highley completed the citation and in the process of handing the citation to the driver he was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver. The original driver receiving the traffic violation used the officer’s radio to notify the agency of the incident.

The drunken violator was apprehended and convicted. The incident was the drunken driver’s fourth DUI conviction. He received one year in the county jail.

Policeman Highley had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.