Officer Lawrence L. Dorsey

Officer Lawrence L. Dorsey

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Friday, February 2, 1968

Lawrence L. Dorsey

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.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 27, 1968
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 2, 2018

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