Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Ulysses "Buck" Dobson, Sr.

Hartsville Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, April 20, 1953

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Reflections for Patrolman Ulysses "Buck" Dobson, Sr.

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

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

April 20, 2021

There are many heroes on both sides of my family and
You are one of them. Although I never met you I feel
Your spirit through my father Lewis talking about you,
And interactions with your children, my first cousins.
Rest in Peace Uncle.. It took courage for a Black man
To join the Police force( let alone to be the first in your town)
Lots of love and respect. Your nephew..Donald.

Donald Leon Dobson

July 28, 2017

Big Unc,
Never got to meet you, but thanks for being a hero. I got to see your name at the memerial(15w). I intend to connect more with the family so that my kids will know whats in their blood. God Bless the Courageous!

Dishon Washington
Great nephew

February 18, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th 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 and your memory will always be honored and revered,

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 20, 2012

Hello Sir, this is your oldest granddaughter Hope Grant- McQueen. My mom is your only daughter Louise. even though i never had the opportunity to meet you, it seems as if i know you already. i currently live in Darlington, and i am soo proud of you, and your courage. My Husband and Daughters will never forget how everyone talks about you in Darlington County. Your soul will forever be in our hearts. We LOVE You Grandpa Buck

Mr. & Mrs. Derrick and Hope McQueen

January 9, 2012



May 17, 2010

RIP.You will always be remembered by the ones who love and knew you.


October 13, 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.

July 10, 2007

It has been fifty-three years since the end of your watch. Thank you for your service to your fellowman. You are a hero. Rest in peace my brother in blue. May God continue to bless you and your family.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

April 20, 2006

Officer Dobson, thank you for your service.

Michelle - wife of LEO

March 9, 2006

My Brother,

You are a hero to me and I thank God to have known you as a brother. I will never forget you and your dedication to protect and help others. Rest in peace and know that I love you. Your brother Harry

Harry Dobson, Sr.
Brother of Patrolman Dobson

February 15, 2006

Dear Uncle Buck,

I am so sorry that I never got a chance to meet you. You were killed before I was born. I heard that you were a good man. I am sorry that they fail to mention that you were the first black policeman in Hartsville, South Carolina. My son is going to do a tribute to you for Black Histroy month this February 2006. We love you always.


February 10, 2006

Each day I read the ODMP. Today I read the story of your death. Every officer who gave his/her life for us need never be forgotton. Rest in peace, sir.


Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

March 19, 2004



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