Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Donny E. Ashley

Pontiac Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, July 3, 1968

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Reflections for Captain Donny E. Ashley

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 3, 2020

Capt. Ashley,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pontiac. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 3, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 3, 2018

Captain Ashley thank you for your sacrifice. You are Never Forgotten. This year I will be riding for you in the Police Unity Tour.


Deputy Yolanda Saucedo
Kent County Sheriffs Department

March 10, 2016

I wish I would have had more time with you. It's been a lifetime since you were lost. You were an inspiration to me and many others.

Dispatcher/Office Asst. Retired
Oakland Co Sheriff Dept/Your Daughter

January 1, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

R.I.P., Captain Ashley. You lost your own life trying to save other lives, and you are truly a hero who should never be forgotten.

Anne F. Roberts, Civilian Timekeeper
Metropolitan Police Department, DC

July 1, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary year 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 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. Rest In Peace

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


October 26, 2008

You are the definition of hero. Please keep a watchful eye from above.

Orlando Police Department

November 6, 2007

Captain Ashley, I was with you on that last day, walking the riverbank with my partner. The last I saw of you was as the rapid current took your boat down the river and out of our sight. I was a rooky cop that day only a few days out of the academy. That was a day of learning the hard reality of police work. I will never forget you. Rest in peace my Captain.

Sgt. Rexford Hagood
Pontiac Police Retired

August 20, 2007

Sir, you unselfishly gave your life to help others. May God bless you and your son, and may He continue to watch over your family.

Patrolman Pinter

May 28, 2005

Well. In a few months it will have been 36 years. Isn't that amazing? I have often thought of posting something, but didn't quite know what to say (there's just so much to say). I guess I'll just leave it at this: Your influence and love have never been far from me. During my 15 years as an active copper, and my 20 years as a police trainer, I have tried to live up to your example. I have faltered and stumbled many times, but somehow you have always brought me back to an even keel. You have now been gone for 2/3 of my life. I thought it would become harder to remember you, details and tone, voice and thunder. Boy, was I ever wrong! You are with me today, just as strong -- if not stronger -- than you were then. And I'm grateful for your life and for your influence on me. Although I fear that I have not, I hope that I have lived my life in a way that would make you proud of me.

I still miss you so...

Your loving son.

Sgt. Steve Ashley
Livingston County Sheriff Dept. (Retired)

February 26, 2004

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