In Memoriam, Donna C. Wright


The IAWP has been informed of the passing of one of former Board Members, Donna C. Hillier Wright, Indiana.  Donna was a member of the IAWP BOD and considered IAWP members as  "sisters".  

Donna's sister, LeiLani (Hillier) Buzinski, provided the email  information below to the IAWP President, Jane Townsley.  John Hillier provided Chaplain Dow with the following details on the Memorial Service

When:           Saturday September 24, 2011
Time:            10AM-2PM CDT
Where:          Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home
                      4404 S. Cameron Avenue
                      Hammond IN 46327

Read the complete Obituary Notice

Please Sign the Family's Online Guestbook

Click the thumbnails to read the memorial service brochure from Saturday, September 24, 2011.

"From: "LeiLani" <>
Date: 22 September 2011 05:40:11 BST
To: <>
Subject: Donna C. Wright (nee: Hillier) IAWP member

Dear Jane, I am the sister of one of your members and her name is Donna C. Wright (nee: Hillier) of Hammond, IN USA.

My sister was a very proud member of your organization and served with your group as part of the Security Team for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney Australia. I believe she also had attended conferences with your group – if my memory serves me it was maybe in England and/or Australia and here in the States.  She retired due to illness after faithfully serving her community and state for 25 years.

For the past five years, Donna has been fighting to hang onto life (as long as she could) with an incurable cancer called Multiple Myeloma.  Donna (only 52) sadly, lost that fight this morning, the 21st, at 11:09 a.m. 9/11. 

From the stories she related to me, she had many dear “sisters” in the IAWP, as well as, her four sisters & Mom here at home. (She also had seven brothers – 2 have passed). Her family here would like to communicate to her IAWP sisters of her passing, as she was very close to many members. Family was very important to Donna and especially her police family.  I would very much appreciate you informing your membership. I’m sure she wasn’t one of the more active members but she certainly was one of the most proud members. 

I thank you and your organization for being part of her life – she enjoyed it so much.

Very sincerely,

LeiLani (Hillier) Buzinski
63 East Division Rd.
Valparaiso, IN 46383-9092


In case someone should ask, a contribution in her honor would be her charity of choice (MMRF). Here is the information:

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) 
383 Main Avenue
5th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851"