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Trooper Donald E. Shea

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, December 16, 1978

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Reflections for Trooper Donald E. Shea

Rest in peace Trooper Shea.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 26, 2019

Trooper Shea,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Massachusetts. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 16, 2018

Today, December 16, 2018 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Donald E. Shea on this his 40th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tom Dolan (msp retired)
Massachusetts State Police

December 16, 2018

In memory of Tpr. Donald Shea. Rest in Peace.

Tpr. Andrew Fox
Massachusetts State Police

December 18, 2017

Today, your brothers and sisters of the Massachusetts State Police honor your memory today on this your 37th anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that you have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

December 16, 2015

Today, your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police honor your memory on this your 36th anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

December 17, 2014

From your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police
we honor your memory and sacrifice today on this your 35th anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that you and your family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

December 16, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Time never diminishes respect.
Rest In Peace

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

December 16, 2011

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

Rest in peace sir, thank you.

Mike C, Citizen
Boston MA

December 16, 2007

Trooper Shea, today marks the 29th anniversary of your tragic death. In order to save the lives of those three kids, you gave yours. I cannot help but wonder where those kids are now and if what happened is still with them. I’m not casting blame on them at all, I have no idea why they were in the road, I just wonder if they fully realized the full scope of what happened and what a hero you truly are.

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

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

December 16, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 7, 2007

You paid the ultimate sacrifce over 28 years ago. I hope your family takes solace in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired
AR

July 23, 2007

Trooper Shea,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

May 4, 2007

I may have never met him but having married his niece i feel a strong loyalty to the profession through his passing. Those of his family that have become a part of the brotherhood carry him with them on the job everyday!

Officer Chris Dowd
Transit Police

June 23, 2006

Rest in peace, we thank you for your service on your day.

Student Trooper

December 16, 2005


thank you sir, we will never forget you

April 7, 2005

Your unfortunate passing came long before my time with the department, but thank you for your contributions. Semper Fi and Thank You !!

72nd RTT (1994 - Present)

Trooper Mark D. Robbins
Massachusetts State Police

October 11, 2004

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