Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert W. Dooley

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert W. Dooley

I have chose Robert Dooley as my silent partner. Over these last couple days, I’ve been reading His information every day. He may be gone, but he’ll always be remembered as a hero when it comes to being a US veteran and a police officer. To the family I hope you know he will always be a treasure to DPD.

SPO Bell, 25-A
Detroit Police Academy

July 12, 2024

To the family and friends of Officer Dooley, I am a Student Police Officer in the Detroit Police Training Academy, I have chosen Officer Dooley to be my Silent Partner along the course of my Law Enforcement Career. Respecting all of the accolades and achievements of Dooley and his selfless sacrifice to the community and his country. You will weigh on my mind and push me forward to achieve a better professional and personal experience of selfless service to all whom reside in our lives. Thank you to the family, friends, and most importantly Officer Dooley for your services to all of us future citizens and law enforcement officers. My condolences to everyone whos life was affected by this tragic loss.

SPO Wood, G 24-H

May 13, 2024

To the Friends and Family of officer Dooley. I am a SPO at the Detroit police Academy and I am grateful to say police officer Dooley will be my silent partner in my journey on becoming a Detroit police officer. I didn't have the honor of meeting officer Dooley but I respect all the work he did for our city of Detroit and all the hard work he did to protect our Country. I admire his courage and dedication he had for the job and I'll take it as a lesson to work hard to achieve my goals. " As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us; as we remember them."-JP Officer Dooley I'll keep you in my heart every step of the way no matter how far this journey takes me. I pay my respect and condolences to everyone who loved officer Dooley.

SPO Anonymous - 23F
DPD/ Academy- Spo

April 12, 2023

Officer Dooley,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United Border Patrol

September 15, 2022

Officer Dooley was my cousin and I couldn't be more proud to call him family. God Bless you and thank you for your service you will never be forgotten. Say hello to your Mom up there she's missed too:-)All my Love Kathy (Boble) Kwiatkowski Uncle Ray's eldest daughter.

kathleen kwiatkowski

September 7, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 15, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Dooley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 18, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Officer Robert W. Dooley will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

Officer Dooley,
On today, the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 15, 2016

Brother Bob,
Sadly I just learned of your passing. I remember our get togethers in the mid 70s and exchanging our days at Detroit rehab. Haven't seen you in years but looking forward to seeing you again. Keep a cold one ready for me. RIP my brother.

Ron Muschong Retired
Warren Police Dept

December 8, 2015

Dear Uncle Bob, as he was known to me and my siblings. A close friend and fellow officer of my father I remember his laugh, his unquenchable spirit, and his unyielding friendship. You are missed.

As he and my father used to say - love ya dig ya!

John Gallagher Jr. a.k.a. Little Wrench
Son of Detroit/Sterling Heights Police Officer John W. Gallagher

November 8, 2015

RIP. Will take it from here. Your heroism is not forgotten sir.

Future Detroit Police Officer Ali .
Dearborn, MI

April 16, 2015

I remember Bob Dooley visiting my home as a child. He workrd at Sears auto before he was a policeman. Is this the same Bob Dooley?

Not a cop

January 22, 2015

The third subject was killed by a drug dealer in a shootout in Detroit. He died as he lived, violently and unmourned. I remember Bob's slow recovery after his close call with death. He never gave up trying and hoping for a better future. A true gentleman and a great warrior for justice. KQA414, the last run.

Investigator Robert Macy

June 29, 2014

God's peace and speed Officer Dooley. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

May 27, 2014

It was an honor to know Bob. My partner (Kerry C. Hansen) and I stood guard many days at Ford Hospital for Bob as he recuperated. Many officer's of the 2nd Precinct (2801 W. Vernor Street, Detroit) also had the pleasure to give their time for our police family which included Patrolman, Robert Dooley.

Investigator Joseph M. Dabliz
Detroit Police Department

May 27, 2014

During the 2014 Candlelight Vigil I had the honor and privilege of escorting your wife from the bus to her seat in the Memorial for the Vigil. It was an honor to share in your memory. Rest In Peace sir! You will never be forgotten!

Officer Ted Cam
Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police

May 15, 2014

The efforts of men like you are not forgotten; times have changed but the fight remains unchanged.

Christopher J. Whatley
Kaufman County Sheriff's Office

April 20, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 2nd anniversary year 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.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 1, 2014

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