Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Watchman David Estes

Boston Watch, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, April 27, 1848

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Reflections for Watchman David Estes

Never Forgotten by the officers both active and retired of the Boston Police Department

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

April 27, 2023

Watchman Estes, it has been 175 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

April 27, 2023

Never forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department.

Retired P.O. Robert E Anthony Historian
Boston Police Department

April 27, 2022

Brother, you have now been gone 172 years and your efforts have not been forgotten. Even if there is never a reflection left again, your sacrifice will be remembered. On the anniversary of your death and the LOD of any member of the BPD, you are mentioned and remembered on every frequency of the Boston Police on the date of that sacrifice.

God Bless you and may you remain at peace in your eternal rest, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

April 27, 2020

Now 170 years and yet, you are still remembered and respected.

God Bless, Watchman Estes for all eternity.

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

April 27, 2018

A true american Hero, RIP Sir

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

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and sixty-first 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 who was murderedtirs 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer

April 27, 2009



May 1, 2008

Wathman Estes,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.



April 27, 2008

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice so others can walk without fear. May you REST IN PEACE.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction

August 21, 2007

I don't think it could be said any better than Ptlm. Leahy's statement in the previous reflection. Rest in peace always and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 27, 2007

Dear brother, though it has been a great while since your passing i would like you to tell you that what you have done in your short time on earth is echoed throughout history. God bless your soul and your family.

P.O. Campbell

April 27, 2007

It's been 158 years since your death. Many men and women have joined you and taken over the watch in Heaven giving you time to finally get the rest you've earned. Each loss is painful but God needs the best to keep Heaven safe.

Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

April 27, 2006

On 07/21/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Watchman David Estes and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05

November 21, 2005

Rest in peace Watchman Estes


November 30, 2003

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