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New Hero Search Donald O. Kimbrough - Dec. 07, 2017 (29689)

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Detroit Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Dec. 07, 2017
Race/Sex: Black Male / 71 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Detroit Police Dept. - MI
1301 3rd Ave  
Detroit, MI   48226   USA
(313)596-2200
County: Wayne
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 2257
On The Job: 7 years
Bio: U.S. Air Force veteran

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Detroit, IL   USA   Fri. Aug. 25, 1972
Summary: Police Officer Donald Kimbrough succumbed to complications of gunshot wounds sustained on August 25th, 1972, while responding to a robbery.

He and his partner, both in plain clothes, were in the area of a methadone clinic when they were informed that two men were shooting at people in the parking lot at the intersection of Belmont Street and Woodward Avenue. As the officers arrived on scene they confronted one of the armed subjects walking from an alley to a car that had just pulled into an adjacent parking lot.

The man complied, but a second subject sitting in the vehicle's driver's seat opened fire with a handgun, striking Officer Kimbrough in the chest. The first subject then picked up the shotgun and fired at Officer Kimbrough's partner. Both officers returned fire as the suspects fled in the car.

Officer Kimbrough was transported to Henry Ford Hospital where it was determined that the bullet had lodged against his spine, causing him paralysis from the waist down. Although confined to a wheelchair, he was able to return to limited duty until being medically retired in 1977. His health continued to deteriorate, and he died of complications of the original gunshot wound on December 7th, 2017.

The two suspects involved in the shooting were never identified and the case remains open.

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