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Watchman William T. Pullan

Providence City Watch, Rhode Island

End of Watch Tuesday, May 18, 1852

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Reflections for Watchman William T. Pullan

Watchman Pullan,
On today, the 170th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Providence.


United States Border Patrol

May 18, 2022

Rest in peace Watchman Pullan. What a hero to leave a wife and six children behind.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 18, 2022

Many years have passed but no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

May 18, 2021

It has been 163 years since your sacrifice in service to the people of Providence. You were a pioneer in law enforcement in that great city and we honor you here.

God Bless and may you always Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

May 18, 2015

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

May 18, 2015

Thank you for your Heroism Sir, RIP

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

May 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and fifty-seventh 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 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.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 18, 2009

It is interesting to note that this man was the first to die in the line of duty in Rhode Island. The story is fact-filled, but it would be so much more complete if a photo were found. It is also interesting to note just how far we've come in medical services. If this had happened with today's technology available, it's quite possible Watchman Pullan would have survived.

"no greater love a man has than to lay down his life for his friends". Watchman Pullan died protecting the citizens of Providence. He set an example we all can follow. May Jesus wrap his forgiving arms around our brother-in-blue.

Rest in Peace

Officer Douglas M. Wiencek
Metra Police Department, Chicago, IL

June 15, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

May 18, 2008

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice so others can walk without fear.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction

July 24, 2007

Watchman Pullan,
Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotton. Rest easy brother. We will continue the watch from here. Godspeed and God bless.

Patrolman Matthew Pine
Providence Police Department

June 30, 2006

I am so glad that your sacrifices have been recognized so that you too will not be forgotten.

B. McGregor

May 16, 2005

Rest in peace, we have the warch now.

Inv. Michael Walkert
Tallahassee Police Department

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