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Patrolman Louis Duncan Phipps

Ashland Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, June 10, 1942

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Reflections for Patrolman Louis Duncan Phipps

It's now been 77 years. God Bless, Brother. I hope you're resting comfortably and that all those who were left behind have prospered with your memory steadfast in their minds.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, jr.
Harvard University Police Department

June 10, 2019

Today marks 76 years and sadly the first time I've seen this memorial page. Ms. Amrhein, I salute you in your efforts to have your Father memorialized here and in D.C. Your efforts are a credit to your tenacity and you honor all in Law Enforcement by your actions.

I have no doubts what-so-ever that your Dad was a magnificent man and a good cop and I too and thankful you were successful.

May he forever Rest in Peace, and God Bless our Brother, his children and all those who came after him.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

June 10, 2018

Patrolman Phipps,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ashland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 10, 2017

Never a day went by that I did not think of my Dad and how community minded he was. It did not seem right to me that he was never remembered or honored. I was never going to give up accomplishing this during my lifetime, and now, 75 years later he is finally honored, and his name engraved on the National Memorial in Washington, D. C. I was present and visited the memorial wall and a police sergeant from Ashland, MA made a rubbing of his name for me. I thank God now for making this long awaited event possible.

June (Phipps) Amrhein
Eldest child

May 23, 2017

I loved my Dad with all my heart. I was 9 when he died, the eldest of 5. He signed on as a part time patrolman during World War II. All the young men were drafted into the armed forces and it was left to the family men to fill in their vacated jobs. He had a full time job at the same time. He was an accomplished violinist, and artist. He performed in a local dance band and was the superintendent of the Sunday School at our church. He was everyone's dream for a Dad. We would go ice skating, rafting, and down to the Cape to enjoy days of sunshine and swimming.

June (Phipps) Amrhein
Eldest daughter

March 30, 2017

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