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Night Watchman Joseph Burnham

Haverhill Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, December 23, 1867

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Reflections for Night Watchman Joseph Burnham

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 144th 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.

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

December 23, 2011

On the 141st anniversary of Watchman Burnham's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Watchman Burnham is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

December 23, 2008

Great Great Grandfather,

Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.
I was honored to be at the Memorial when your name was added to it.
On the 140th anniversary of the End of Your Watch, Rest in Peace knowing that your sacrifice and the sacrifices of your brothers and sisters in the Law Enforcement Profession have not been forgotten.

Alan R. Burnham
Great Great Grandson
Streamwood, IL

Alan R. Burnham
Great Great Grandson

December 23, 2007

We'll always remember you and may you always rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 23, 2007

Night Watchman Burnham yesterday marked the 139th anniversary of your murder. For your family to lose you so close to Christmas must have been heart wrenching. Your dedication and service to the City of Haverhill is not forgotten, nor is the sacrifice you made in the course of that service. Thank you for that service.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 24, 2006

A Hero now as he was then.


December 18, 2006

As president of the Haverhill Police Relief Association, I am honored to be the one to submit Watchman Burnham for this memorial. His dedication and ultimate sacrifice should not go unnoticed. Rest in peace knowing you are not forgotten.

Detective Karen Currier
Haverhill Police Department

November 14, 2005

Watchman Burnham,
It has taken nearly 138 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Haverhill.


July 11, 2005

Your sacrifiece is not forgotten. Thank you and rest assurred you are not forgotten.


July 3, 2005

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord.

Officer A. MacDonald #264
Grand Prairie Police Department

June 21, 2005

We will never forget your service.


June 20, 2005

No officer should go without reflection. God bless you Sir for making the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace in the arms of the Lord forever.

Kevin Cannon
Brother of Keith Cannon EOW 5/4/05

June 20, 2005

Let those who make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty never be forgotten. Rest in peace, night watchman.

Franklin Police Dept, IN

June 20, 2005

A hero who leaves 4 kids behind 2 days before Christmas deserves a reflection...even if it 138 years later. God Bless you and your family. I wish I was as brave as you!

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June 20, 2005

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