Garry MacDonald was born on July 8, 1943. He joined the Ontario Provincial Police in the late 1960’s.

On May 2, 1975, Constable Garry MacDonald and Constable Randy Chatterson were on night shift as partners. Shortly after leaving the Detachment, they were involved in a head-on collision with a transport truck. The cruiser was then run over by the truck and dragged a fair distance down the highway. It was totally demolished. Garry MacDonald and Randy Chatterson were killed instantly.

Garry MacDonald was survived by his wife and their two daughters.