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Special Police Officer Theodore Grote

Old Colony Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, September 11, 1890

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Reflections for Special Police Officer Theodore Grote

Now, 128 years. God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 11, 2018

It is now 127 years. May your rest still be peaceful and may God be keeping you and all our Brothers and Sisters close and safe as you walk the beat in Heaven.

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

September 11, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 123 rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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 Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 5, 2013

Officer Grote,
Sir, on today, the 122nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as an LEO but also for our Country when you served in the Union Army during the Civl War.



September 11, 2011

Thank you sir for doing your job. Working in the rail yards is in it self a very dangerous place to be. Having to chase and catch bad guys and avoiding getting run over by moving equipment is just has bad as it sounds, dangerous. Thank you sir for doing your job.

Special Agent T.D. Holcomb
Norfolk Southern Railroad

August 29, 2011

Officer Grote, I wish to thank you for your dedicated service in helping to protect one of America’s greatest assets, its railroads. Honestly, until reading this, I never knew the Old Colony had ever had a Police Department.

My Dad spent a number of years working for the New York Central, five of which as a Police Officer and I know the risks involved and appreciate the work you did.

I also thank you for your time as a member of the United States Army and your work to defend and hold together the Union. I had two great-great Grandfathers who fought as well, one in the Vermont Volunteers. You hold a special place in Heaven Sir.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

June 14, 2011

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