Patrolman Joseph W. Lawlor, Jr.

Patrolman Joseph W. Lawlor, Jr.

North Andover Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, March 27, 1981

Joseph W. Lawlor, Jr.

Patrolman Lawlor died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in his patrol car. The vehicle's rear-most section of the tailpipe was missing, allowing fumes to seep into the vehicle.

Patrolman Lawlor was survived by his wife and three young sons. All three of Patrolman Lawlor's sons went into law enforcement.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 24

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 27, 2012

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