Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Paul E. Begin

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 1969

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Reflections for Police Officer Paul E. Begin

Officer Begin,
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 Detroit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 25, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

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

October 25, 2019

Ollie Ann Fulgham died in prison just before Thanksgiving 2015. May Officer Paul E Begin's eternal rest be just that more comfortable.

Paul L McPherson
Michigan Department of Corrections

December 7, 2015

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Begin. Your valor is appreciated.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 25, 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 45th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 4, 2014

I just found this site today, and I also miss Paul very much. Paul and I were partners at # 5, we graduated a few weeks apart from the Police Academy that was located on Mack Ave.

Paul was on days and I was on afternoons at the academy. It was the first time in the history of Detroit that two classes were going through the academy at the same time.

Once I went to # 5 and after going through the '67 riots, Paul and I were assigned to a beat, and we spent many nights together walking Mack Ave. We became very good friends. Paul and I became partners on a wagon car working 5-8. Don Braun was the senior Officer, Paul was the second Officer and I was the third man on the car. I think we drove Lt. Thomas crazy, but we both were lucky to have him as our first shift Lt. He treated us great.

The night Paul was murdered, we were supposed to work together, but they split the car up to work with other officers. It was one of the worst nights of my life. I think of him all the time, and when October comes around every year it becomes even harder, knowing he had so much to offer the Detroit Police Department.

Rest in peace my friend I have never forgotton you.

Retired Officer Ernest Peltier

August 30, 2012

Paul, I also remember. I have never forgotten you either. I have thought of you many, many times over the years. I also worked your car with you at times when Bill was off. Dinner at your house a few nights before. It was trying times. Our wives listened on scanners to what was going on as we worked.

Although it was close to the end of the afternoon shift that night, all of us stayed out looking for them until East Side Dispatch ordered us in to #5 around 0145. No choir practice that night at Altes Brewery. Yes - OLLIE ANN FULGHAM - Prisoner #124071- LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE.

May You Rest In Peace My Friend - You Are Remembered

Retired Detective John E. Jasper
Woodstock, Illinois PD

February 9, 2012

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

This writer hopes that life in prison means life in prison


October 20, 2007

Paul I have never forgotten you. We worked the car together,but on that night I was assigned to another vehicle. You are always in my thoughts. Rest in peace partner and friend.

Bill Presley
Former Partner

January 13, 2007

Heroes and the sacrifices they make are never forgotten. Officer Begin, you are a true hero and you are not forgotten.

Salem, Va

December 7, 2006

My father worked with Mr. Begin at # 5 . My father passed away when I was young but my mother would always talk about the horrible day that Paul was killed and how hard it was on all the officers. Although I never met Paul,and after all these years, he and his family are still in our prayers.
You're not forgotten

Daughter of Detroit police officer Phillip A. Scally

August 8, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

October 25, 2004


You are never forgotten On St.Jean and Kercheavl in Detroit I stood there and watched them take you away.
I was young then. Yet I still remember like it was yesterday.
You worked at the Fifth on Jefferson and St.Jean.
I came to Know you well as my Brother, You helped me find the man I married which also worked with you and later was killed on the same streets.
We thought we have seen it all in our years past.
Still to this day we are looseing officers in the same way.
Only thing now are, They are babys. Our babys.

You are never forgotten in the least.
You are amoung others now who knows we all cry tears every time another one goes down.

Thanks for being a Great friend of mine after the Riots, we did have alot of fun times.

Paul, We all miss each one of you.
Hold us up, and Help us to pass this Bill that another officer will not die in vain.

Matthew Bowen and Jennifer Fettig were the last two we lost.
in Febuary 16,2004.
Now we are going to March where ever it may be, So all of your voices can be heard. And an answer to our plea.

Take care and Rest my Brother.
And to your Children Stand Tall Forever.
And to your wife, Mi-Cops are here for you even after all this time.
Happy Easter 2004

Sheriff Wayne/Macomb County
Wayne/Macomb/ County

March 14, 2004

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