Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolwoman Doreen A. Tomlinson

Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Tuesday, June 26, 1984

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Reflections for Patrolwoman Doreen A. Tomlinson

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

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

June 27, 2020

she was working for us in an undercover investigation and for a person who never did this before she was fantastic I will always remember her she left too early she would have had a fantastic career.

Bob byron Det Sgt
Pawtucket Police Special Squad

June 27, 2019

Omg. It has been so many years gone by and still the month of June and that spot on power road have and continue to change so many lives.

We all remember her bright smile and warm personality..In such a short period of time that very special young lady touched so many lives in various ways

#142 was taken from us all way too soon. She was a wonderful young Lady and such a promising young officer that was following in the footsteps in the police officers that touched her life .....

But make no mistake she was one of the most independent, intelligent and toughest young woman I have ever known in my years in Police services.

When you talk of role models DAT-142 of the PPD was at the top of the list !!!!

Doreen is missed by all and whenever she is brought up in our conversations thought of after all these years you can’t help but SMILE .

A classy young Lady that will always be remembered by all ......

Mike Nastari
Retired Pawtucket P/D

June 27, 2019

My academy classmate, my dear friend. You should be living someplace warm, watching your grandchildren grow. I kept this picture in my uniform hat for 29 years. I knew you were watching over me. I miss you.

Col. Jack Shippee (ret )
RIMPA Class 83-3

June 26, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

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

June 26, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolwoman Tomlinson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 11, 2019

It's been 32 years, doesn't seem possible, think of you often. God bless, thanks for watching over me.
Classmate and friend, RIMPA 83/3

Col. Jack m. Shippee (ret)
Charlestown Police

June 27, 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

June 26, 2015

A car chase can be so exhilarating and terrifying, all at once. We cannot just let the bad guys get away simply because they speed up, and yet we're told that it's our fault if someone gets hurt in a pursuit. Insane, I know.

You were doing your job and your goal was to catch the bad guy, it's what we do. It's so tragic that, because of the actions of the person being pursued you had to lose your life and those that knew and loved you best lost you.

On this 30th anniversary of you being take from all who knew and loved you, and from the wonderful City of Pawtucket, all I can say is I hope you are resting peacefully and thank you for being who you were. The citizens of Pawtucket never got to know your true potential, and that makes it all the more tragic. Too young.

God Bless and may you be resting eternally in Peace, Sister.

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

June 26, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 4, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 30, 2012

28 years after your death, you are not forgotten.

It's a tragedy that you died at such a young age. Were you still with us today, you'd be fifty years old, probably even showing your fellow officers the ropes!

It is sad that you were taken so young and had not reached your full potential as a peace officer.

May you rest in peace; you will not be forgotten.


November 24, 2012

Doreen , I remember that dreadful day in june of 84, and I remember walking behind your fellow officers leaving the church that day in your honor . It was a sad and long moment of reflection. But , your fellow Pawtucket officers and the FOP ,which I was a member ,joined up with many other police departments as far away as New York and organized a soft ball tournament at Slater Park in your memory . It was a great rememberance of a fine person such as yourself and your fellow officers who were there for you. May God watch over you and your family . God Bless.

Normand A.Morel

May 5, 2010

Aunty Dor,
I believe its been 25 years since you have passed away. I am 18 and unfortunatly I have never gotten the chance to meet you. Though I wish I had, Grammy, Pappa, my dad, everyone in the family speaks so highly of you. Ever since I was little grammy has told me that you were always looking over the family, and with that I've always felt connected to you. Thank You.

I miss you and Love you.

Ian Tomlinson

June 12, 2009

Officeer Tomlinson,
On today, the 24th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pawtucket. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 26, 2008


I am an Attleboro Police Officer and I had the opportunity to meet you during one of the thousands of encounters Pawtucket and Attleboro officers have had over the years. I apologize for not leaving a reflection earlier then this date. I did attend the celebration of your entering into a much better place then the streets you policed. You gave it all kid. Hope to see you one of these days in that special place that God has reserved for the POLICE.

Detective Timothy Cook Sr.
Attleboro Police

Detective Timothy Cook
Attleboro Police Dept.

April 20, 2008

"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
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

January 24, 2008

It is very hard to believe that such a promising career was cut so short and so many years have passed. It seems like only yesterday that we prepared for the agility test, attended roll calls and answered calls for services.

A life long bounty of memories in such a short time span and how your smile always shone so bright.

Your earthly being is gone but your spirit lives on....You gave us all so much to smile about in such a short time.

I know that #142 is indeed resting in peace and keeps shining down upon us.........

MKN #133

Det. Sgt. MKN (Ret.)
Pawtucket Police Department

October 12, 2007

Went back to the old Apex days when you were working in the Camera Dept. Seems like yesterday when I remember you going up the back hill on your cycle. Your Dad was so very proud with his hand on your right shoulder. My own daughter is now with the the CFPD and you are the benchmark of the quality of the police officer she should strive to attain. I always look at your photo in the hall and say a silent prayer. Always remembered/never forgotten. Just found this site and saw by brother, Craig, reflection along with your brother, Bob. God Bless ... Mark

Sgt. Mark J. Force (Ret)
Pawtucket Police Dept

August 23, 2007

I can't believe its been 23 yrs since we walked in your honor down Central Avenue. You are always in our prayers and will never be forgotten.

Ret. Sgt. Craig S. Force Sr.
Pawtucket Police Department

August 9, 2007

Aunty Dor,

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.. its been 23 years and even though I'm only 18, I feel like I have gotten to know you so well when unfortunatly I will never get the pleasure. I miss you and love you so much. You'll always be in my prayers.

Love always

Shannon Enander

July 15, 2007

thank you for your services.

fairfield co s-o lancaster,ohio

December 30, 2006

22 yrs have come and gone and I still mis you// Good-by may seem forever farewell is like the end, but in my heart's the memory and there you"ll always be.

Det Sgt Robert Tomlinson ( retired )

July 11, 2006

even though we never met, through the love of your parents, my grandparents, your spirit will never die. we all love you!

Auntie Dor

June 29, 2006

On this, the 22nd anniversary of your death I say thank you and God speed.

June 26, 2006

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