Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Thomas Dodsworth

Champaign Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, July 6, 1913

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Reflections for Sergeant Thomas Dodsworth

Even though it has been 108 years, the retiree's of the Champaign Police department have ordered a commemorative coin that will remember your service and sacrifice . We never forget

Mark C Medlyn
Champaign Police retired

September 9, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 19, 2021

No passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 6, 2020

Patrolman Dodsworth's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-06-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

September 7, 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

July 15, 2015

On July 6th at 1545 DST ( 1445 CST) Active and Retired officers of the Champaign Police department, in conjunction with the University of Illinois PD, Urbana Police and the Champaign County Sheriffs Department paid honor to your service and sacrifice on that day with the laying of a wreath at your gravesite and a final roll call of your name. In 2013 the Champaign City Police Department Squad cars have a decal on the back that honors and remembers your service.

We Never Forget

Mark C Medlyn #749 (ret)
Champaign PD

July 13, 2013

July 6 2013 Today the Champaign Police department will honor Thomas Dodsworth with a motorcade from CPD past the City Building where he worked, his residence and the location where he was killed in the line of duty 100 years ago today. A wreath will be laid at his grave and an end of watch radio message will be broadcast on CPD's primary radio frequency at 3:45 PM. We Never Forget

Detective Zane Ziegler (Retired)
Champaign Police Department

July 6, 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 99th 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 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
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Dodsworth. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 21, 2012

Officer Dodsworth you are honored every day by the members of your department even though none of us ever met you. Each time we walk into the training room named in your honor we are reminded of your sacrifice. Thank you.

Jim Luecking, Chief of Police, Retired
Champaign Police Department

May 2, 2006

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