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Officer Lawrence L. Dorsey | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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Lawrence L. Dorsey

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Friday, February 2, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/27/1968

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Officer Lawrence Dorsey was shot and killed while responding to a man with a gun call at 380 Eastern Avenue, NE.

When he arrived he discovered a man with a shotgun. He ordered the man to drop the gun and as he attempted to arrest him a struggle ensued. The man fired the shotgun twice, striking Officer Dorsey both times. Officer Dorsey succumbed to his wounds five days later.

Officer Dorsey had been with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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We carry you in our hearts forever.
~ Much love from your family~
Sue, Eric and Kyle

Sue Dorsey
Widow & Sons
May 24, 2016

 

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