Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael Allen Towner

Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael Allen Towner

Sergeant Tower, it has been 14 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 7, 2023

I was trained by Mike Towner in the end of 1977. I was 21 yrs old, I believe he was 26. I was a handful to him. At times he would yell at me, at others we would laugh. I was a tough rookie to work with. He was a great man! I’ll never forget him.

PO Neil Jonielunas
Worcester Police Department

November 21, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Towner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 8, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 15, 2020

Mike was a great police officer and a wonderful friend. He has, and will continue to be, missed.

Lt. Donald Ball

April 7, 2020

Mike was a great guy and a great cop. I got to know him when he did details at the restaurant where I worked in college. He was friendly and always did the right thing. Such a loss. Thank you Mike for all you did to make Worcester a better place.

Jim Polito

April 7, 2020

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

Mike and Dennis are my cousins . Two wonderful guys miss them both

Capt. Bill Burtt
Bradley County Sheriffs Office retired

February 14, 2018

Now six years have passed and the biggest question is, what has the person responsible for your death done to make amends?

I will leave the question an open ended question.

God Bless and forever may you rest in peace, Brother

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

April 7, 2015

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. You will never be forgotten as those that love you carry your special memories with them forever.

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

April 7, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third 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.

I pray for solace fo all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 8, 2012

The anniversary of this officer's EOW falls during the Easter Season in 2012. I hope whether the family and friends and all who stand between us and what is the worst in humanity, will be uplifted by the message of this weekend. No greater love than to lay down one's life for another. Proud of my city's fine police department and all who are there when they are needed.

City of Worcester resident

April 6, 2012

Michael was one of the best men to have ever worn a badge.

Mike, I introduced my young grandson to you the other day, and while he did try to say your name several times, he seemed to enjoy the nearby brook more.

Rest easy, my friend.

Lt. Donald A. Ball (Ret.)
Holden, MA PD

March 16, 2012

Sgt. Towner,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Worcester. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 7, 2011

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

You are not forgotten. RIP brother.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police

April 7, 2011

Sgt. Towner you are remembered by your brother and sister officers of the Boston Police Department. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

December 19, 2010

Dear Mike,
I can't believe it's been a year. We miss you like crazy. We are so very proud of you and all you did for us.
You were everything to us. Thank you for showing us how to always put one foot in front of the other and to keep going forward with your head held high. You demonstrated courage and devotion every day of your life.
Forever loved and missed,
Ellen{Rabbit}, Kerri, and Patrick

Ellen Towner

April 14, 2010

Sgt. Towner, your passing a year ago is sad. Had the moron you were placing under lawful arrest had simply complied, he would have gotten out on bail within a couple of hours and you would have gone home to your family and evenually retired. What a sad disgusting waste. I hope that individual has a conscience and I hope he learns from what happened. Unfortunately, probably not.

Though your position will be filled if it hasn't already, you can never be replaced.

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

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

April 8, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this 1st anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 7, 2010

Sergeant Towner thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten!

Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

April 7, 2010

To Sgt. Michael Allen Towner, his family and his fellow officers with the Worcester Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Sgt. Michahael Towner’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Towner and thank you for your service.

Wivesbehind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

April 7, 2010

Sgt. Michael A Towner Thank you for your many years of service you and your family and fellow LEO are in my prayers. May you Rest In Peace

Retired Officer Michael Gilbert
Iowa DOC

April 6, 2010

Sergeant Towner - As another 33 year LE vet, your story causes me to pause and reflect upon my own police "shelf life." Thank you for your service and for your example. May God grant you eternal rest, and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 6, 2010

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