Don served at Kingston, Emo and Thunder Bay Detachments before retiring as Senior Constable on January 31, 1986. Don also served as a OPP Association Branch Chairman for No. 9, No. 16 and Sr. Director No. 8 Branch.  
Don is survived by his wife Naydene and Daughter Donna Shabinsky (OPP Retired OAG8, Napanee Detachment) Brother Carl Baldree (OPP Retired Constable, Lindsay Detachment), Sister-in-law Helen Lamont (OPP Constable, Lennox & Addington) County North Detachment, Niece Cindy Baldree (OPP Retired Constable, Anti-Rackets GHQ), and is survived and predeceased by many other OPP family members.