February 21, 1994 |
On those mornings at dawn when Francine Spada would run the woodsy hills of Elysian Park in training to become a Los Angeles police officer, her husband and daughter would follow her in the family car just to make sure she was safe. That was 11 years ago; if only it were that easy to keep her safe today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1994
James Wayne MacDonald, 23 Compton Police Department, reserve officer The incident: Shot execution-style on Feb. 22, 1993, after making a traffic stop with partner Kevin Michael Burrell. Status of investigation: Suspect Regis Deon Thomas, 22, is awaiting trial. Family: Single. "The one thing Jimmy never doubted was that his career would involve giving to people, involve doing for the people," longtime friend Paul Smith, speaking at MacDonald's funeral.