Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Town Marshal Patrick J. Hatton

Carroll Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Tuesday, November 2, 1909

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Reflections for Town Marshal Patrick J. Hatton

Three officers have been killed in the last 24 hours in the line of duty...I think of you and the family of young children you left behind. We miss you and pray for the families of those recently killed


Mike Gowan

December 21, 2014

We still remember on this November 2nd 2014

Mike Gowan Family

Mike Gowan

November 2, 2014

104 years and your family still remembers your sacrifice..Killed at the "end of shift"....almost made it home to the wife and three daughters..

Mike Gowan, Grandson

Michael J Gowan

November 5, 2013

Rest in Peace, Marshal Hatton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 23, 2013

Patrick Hatton was my grandfather. We will always remember him..
Rest in Peace.

Mike Gowan
Son of Marion Hatton Gowan

April 20, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

February 6, 2013

Patrick Hatton is my great grandfather. He is a hero. Not only brave, but beloved by the entire town. His daughter Marguerite is my grandmother. His legacy will always live on.

Teri Pahel
Great Granddaughter

August 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 101rst 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 6, 2010

100 years...............not forgotten.


November 2, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 30, 2007

You've made your country and family proud.

December 25, 2004


You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Department

November 17, 2004


Somebody killed a policeman today, and
A part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With his counsel demanding his rights,
While a widowed Mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he’d gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won’t fly at half-mast,
To his name, they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today.
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie’s side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died.

Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

November 11, 2004

Let no line of duty death ever go unnoticed. Rest in peace, brother.

Franklin Police Dept, IN

November 10, 2004

Good to see you have been added to the list of other fallen officers. God bless you. Hero!


November 10, 2004

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