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Patrolman John W. Powers

Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, August 16, 1912

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Reflections for Patrolman John W. Powers

It is now 106 years since your tragic passing. You are not forgotten and neither is the fine agency to which you belonged.

God Bless Brother and may your continued rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 16, 2018

Today, August 16, 2018, the Massachusetts State Police and the members of the former Metropolitan Police Department take a moment to honor and remember MDC Patrolman John W. Powers on this his 106th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police/Metropolitan Police

August 16, 2018

Today, August 16, 2017, the Massachusetts State Police and the members of the former Metropolitan Police Department take a moment to honor and remember MDC Patrolman John W. Powers on this his 105th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

August 16, 2017

Today, August 16, 2016, the Massachusetts State Police and the members of the former Metropolitan Police Department take a moment to honor and remember MDC Patrolman John W. Powers on this his 104th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
MA State Police/Metropolitan Police

August 16, 2016

Today the Massachusetts State Police and the members of the former Metropolitan Police Department takes a moment to honor and remember Patrolman John W. Powers on this his 103rd anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police/Metropolitan Police

August 31, 2015

Patrolman Powers, today marks the 103rd anniversary of your passing. Your agency and it's proud heritage have been destroyed by a merger that did not need to take place, but did. You were a vital part of the law enforcement community who died so needlessly. Now both you and the Metropolitan Police are no more, and yet both live on in the hearts and minds of all who truly care.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be peaceful.

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

August 16, 2015

Today, the Massachusetts State Police and the former members of the Metropolitan Police honor your memory on this your 102nd anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Tpr Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

August 31, 2014

In 2013 the memorial service held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. honors over 19,000 Officers killed in the line of duty. Sadly, for some unknown reason, there are stories of those whose sacrifice has been lost to history.

One of those Patrolman we remember and honor for the first time today is John W. Powers of the former Metropolitan Police Department 101 years after his tragic death.

If it were not for an unknown amateur researcher, the support of the Executive Director of the Officer Down Memorial page, retired Trooper Richard Walsh and the Executive branch of the Massachusetts State Police Patrolman Powers’ story would never have been told or honored today. On behalf of the surviving members of his family I thank all those who made this day possible.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Metropolitan Police/Massachusetts State Police

August 25, 2013

Patrolman Powers,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Massachusetts.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 16, 2013

As a descendant of a Metropolitan, I thank you for your service.

With the Saints, O Christ, May His Memory Be Eternal!

Kevin D. Miller
Proud Great-great grandson of
Patrolman Robert D. Stewart
Metropolitan District Commission
Fell Asleep of His Injuries 2-8-1913

April 20, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 101rst 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

February 22, 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

August 19, 2012

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