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|Other names||The Big Man|
|Department||Baltimore Police Department|
|Years of service||1962–99|
|Other work||Former B.C.P.D. H.Q. Homicide Big Man Case|
Donald "Don" Worden is a retired Baltimore Police Department detective who was featured in David Simon's non-fiction book about the homicide unit, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets (1991) and provided the inspiration for the Homicide: Life on the Street television series character Stanley Bolander, played by Ned Beatty.
Worden, a native of Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood, joined the Baltimore Police Department in 1962, and had worked in the department's Northwestern district before becoming a Homicide Detective. Nicknamed, "The Big Man", he was a veteran member of Sergeant Terry McLarney's Homicide squad working under Shift Lieutenant Gary D'Addario.
- Simon 2006
- Simon 2006, p. 29: "I'm just a poor, dumb white boy from Hampden, trying to make his way through this world and into the next."
- Simon 2006, p. 31: "the department had been his home since 1962."
- Simon 2006, p. 31: "He had gone downtown after more than a decade in the Northwest district…"
- Simon 2006, p. 23: "The Big Man sits…"