Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer Alfred J. Baranowski

Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, July 31, 1972

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Alfred J. Baranowski

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Baranowski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 19, 2019

Officer Baranowski, it's now 46 years since your senseless murder. Your name lives on. It's so sad that you didn't.

God Bless, Brother and may your eternal rest continue to be peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Depatment

July 31, 2018

Al or Tot as he was known to his family was a wonderful man and father. He was my godfather and my first memories of him are when he played hockey for the Boston Olympics team. I still think of him a lot and remember working for him when he had a dry cleaning business in East Walpole before he worked for the prison.It was a sad day when we heard he had been shot at work. He had served in WW2 and survived that.

Barbara Baranowski
Niece and Goddaughter

February 19, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 25, 2013


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 31, 2012

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 31, 2010

Corrections Officer Baranowski, thank you for all your efforts to keep criminals away from society while they serve their sentences. I know it's a difficult job and women and men like you are heroes for doing it.
I cannot say I take joy in the fact that the scum who killed you first killed the very woman who brought the gun to him, but I cannot lie and say I feel bad either. I do feel somewhat bad that the scum in question took his own life instead of facing the court. Then again, it’s Massachusetts; he may very well have been given a suspended sentence and freed. I guess justice was served in a sad way.
God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

June 16, 2010

Thank you for your bravery, duty, and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

January 30, 2010

Officer Baranowski,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow C.O. 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. There is no job in Law Enforcement tougher than that of a Corrections Officer.



July 31, 2008

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Peace.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction (MCI-Shirley)

August 9, 2007


Dan O'Neil
Natink MA

December 29, 2005

Your sacrifice will be forever remembered......

Janice Kelley RN
Department of Correction, retired

December 19, 2003

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