Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Donald A. Brown

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, May 24, 1974

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Reflections for Patrolman Donald A. Brown

Rest in peace Patrolman Brown.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 26, 2019

Thinking of you this Memorial Day Weekend. Tomorrow I will be running Boston's Run To Remember. Thank you for your service to the city that we love so dearly. Boston Strong!

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

May 28, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 25, 2015

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

May 24, 2013

Rest in peace, sir. Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated.

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

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

former 4-H Happy Tails member

October 26, 2010

R.I.P. Thank you.

Dawn D., concerned civilian

October 19, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 24, 2010

Plt Brown was one month away from retirement. He was very kind man. My father who seved with him hasn't forgotten him.

paul phalan

June 5, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Patrolman Brown.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 17, 2008

Patrolman Brown,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



May 24, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 7, 2007

Donald, we'll never forget your service, honor and sacrifice. I honor you. With utmost respect and brotherly love, Jim Crotty (former Richmond, VA Police Officer).

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of ATF

September 22, 2007

Ptl. Brown, today marks the 33rd anniversary of your murder at the hands of some pitiful thugs. We can only hope they faced true justice in the next life, if not this one.

Thank you for your service to the Commonwealth. God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

May 24, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

August 5, 2006

Patrolman Brown, I hope and pray that the scum who murdered you faced justice, be it here on Earth or in the after life. You gave 29 years of your life to the BPD and when retirement approached, the rest you so richly deserved and worked for was stolen from you.

I hope you are resting peacefully in Heaven instead of continuing to walk the beat. Sit, Relax, you've earned it. God bless you and your family and friends on this sad 32nd anniversary.

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

May 24, 2006

On 06/28/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Officer Donald A. Brown and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05

November 21, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

September 29, 2004

ptlm. brown, it has been said that for every life that ends, a new life begins. i was born on the day you were killed. i am 3rd generation cop with a total of 5 family members in police work. after seeing your memorial, i will never forget your name or face. thank you for all you gave and may you forever rest in peace.

patrolman tim green
joliet, il police

September 10, 2004

Rest easy Blue Angel, gone but not forgotten


November 30, 2003

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