Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Frederick J. Dolan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, January 26, 1933

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Reflections for Policeman Frederick J. Dolan

Officer Dolan,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 26, 2023

Rest in peace Policeman Dolan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 26, 2022

I never met you but my wife, Paula found your grave when we were in PA a few years back. I miss you in my heart, God bless you grandpa, airborne

ssg US Army, Kevin J. Hipple

September 17, 2017

A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

January 26, 2015

God bless you PPD P/O Dolan, thank you for your bravery and dedication, never to be forgotten!

My Dad also completed his tour (1979) as a PPD Det Sgt, you are all brothers and have regrouped in God's protection!

Ret. Penns P/O & State Investigator

January 26, 2014

I never met you in person, Uncle Fred, but know you in spirit through the stories each of your siblings and of course your Mom shared. Even as your Mom laid dying, she spoke about you. When your brother Jack knew he was dying, he also was so excited about getting to see you once again.

Thank you for the greatness you brought to our lives.

Dorothy Dolan Williams

January 20, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Not everyone understands the bitterness that occurs when justice is denied, but the Dolan family suffered not only the death of Officer Dolan but the travesty of justice that resulted in his killer being freed after a woefully inadequate sentence.

Rest In Peace

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

January 26, 2012

Officer Dolan you are remembered today by the members of the Boston Police Department. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

January 26, 2012

I had a change yesterday to visit with my Grand father. thanks to this site. I never met him, but had heard of him. He will be remember.

Kevin J Hipple

Kevin J Hipple
Grand Son

July 13, 2011

I am so pleased that this site honors great men. My mother was Fred J. Dolan's daughter (Joan) the middle child. When my son researched he found this site and left a memorial I was so touched. The irony is that someone else in the family had contributed as well and we were thinking of him at the same time frame. Obviously devine intervention. (A little message from heaven).

Obviously Fred J. Dolan is a cousin that I did not now that I had. My mother always talked so highly about the Dolan's and that her grandparents were the BEST!!!! Thanks to this site I was able to put pieces together about my grandfather and would have loved to given my mother's Uncle Jack a great big hug. If by chance Fred you read this please contact me I would love to know more about the Dolan's. I am on Facebook.

Please remember all the officers and their families who have given such sacrifices for a better society.

May you know that you will never be forgotten!!!

With Love,

Stephanie Bilash

Stephanie Hipple Bilash

July 11, 2011

Uncle Fred was the joy of his family, a good husband, wonderful Father loved by all. He was known as "King of the Babies" because when he got of duty all the neighborhood children knew he would have candy for them as he made his way home.
When you passed Fred, your Father started to die he was never the same. Your Mother told me she saw you at the foot of her bed the morning after your were shot.
Sadly it was your kindness that caused you to lose your life when you went to help the man who you had been in a gun battle with. When you bent over to help him he grabbed your service revolver and shot you.

He recived only a few years "JUSTICE" a sad reflection on the justice system.

Years later your Brother Jack tracked him down, followed him to Fla. sat next to him in bar. " Is your name Rickey" he answered Yes". "You from Philadelphia" answer " Yes so what and who are you"
"My name is Jack Dolan and you killed my brother you son of a bitch, I wanted you to know why I am going to beat you to death".

Jack Dolan did beat Ricky senseless and was only stopped when Miami Police arrived and placed him under arrest for assault and battery SP.

The judge asked Jack Dolan why he beat Ricky, Jack Dolan told him why and he would do it again as he was not finished.
The judge a good man released Jack Dolan with an undertanding he would be arrested on site if he returned to Miami, Fla.

Uncle Fred, left behind his young wife Helen and three little girls, the system did little to help or ease Aunt Helen's way in raising the girls.

The family moved on as one must.
Helen raised her girls and has now crossed over.

Gone but not forgotten

Respectfully with love,
Fred J. Dolan

Fred J. Dolan

July 3, 2011

I have always held the utmost respect for police man and people who serve the public. My grand-mother was robbed a wonderful father and my family lost a great man.

The man who killed him was set free a few years later. He should have served far more time or suffered the same as my great grandfathers family. It just goes to show how our judicial systems still has problems after 78 years and crime has stayed the same. What he did was wrong to his family and heinous.

I am a public service worker myself as both an eagle scout and a volunteer firefighter with Phoenixville Fire Department. I hold such men with great honor having to face death in various forms daily. We are all like soldiers but fighting for a better society at home rather than abroad.

Thank You for all your service grandfather and all the other officers who risk their lives daily. Bless your soul that was taken at the wrong time when you had so much more good to continue to do.

Aaron Bilash

June 24, 2011

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 26, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

Officer Dolan,
On today, the 74th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.



January 26, 2007

Rest in Peace. Always Remembered.

Dy M. Martin
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office LA

January 26, 2007

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