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Donald D. McDonald

Name:  Donald D. McDonald

Date of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 08/24/1953

Location of Death: Tampa, Florida




During the early morning hours, Special Agent McDonald accompanied by other agents and a Florida state revenue agent, were preparing to raid a moonshine still hidden deep within the swamps near Tampa, FL.  To reach the distillery without being seen, the agents waded through knee deep water and say-grass.  However, just prior to the raid, and while still in the water, Agent MacDonald suffered a fatal heart attack. A medical examination later revealed that the heart attack was aggravated by the exertion required to reach the still.