Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Lawrence Lewellyn Dorsey

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Friday, February 2, 1968

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Reflections for Officer Lawrence Lewellyn Dorsey

Officer Larry Dorsey:
We served together with the 101st Airborne Division at Ft Campbell, kentucky; I remember the day you were discharged, I knew you had a job with the DC police dept.
I just assumed that all was well. I always looked up to you, you could surely hum that baseball, you were a hero all the way.

AIRBORNE!

Specialist 4th class Rupert
A Co. 506th Infantry, Ft. Campbell, Ky.

August 24, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Dorsey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 16, 2019

Rest in Peace, Officer Dorsey.

Recruit Class 2018-02
MPD

May 2, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 2, 2018

We carry you in our hearts forever.
~ Much love from your family~
Sue, Eric and Kyle

Sue Dorsey
Widow & Sons

May 24, 2016

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 4, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Dorsey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Hero's may fall but will aways be remembered. RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 2, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th 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 diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

February 2, 2012

Remembering you on your anniversary!

Citizen NJ

Anonymous

February 3, 2011

My law enforcement career began with the Metropolitan Police Department in November 1966 (Class #191). I was assigned to the 14th Precinct as a rookie officer. I recall Officer Lawrence Dorsey as a tall strapping lawman who set an example for me to look up to. His death and the circumstances are burned into my memory. It made me realize early that I was not invulnerable. I attended the funeral of a few other fine officers since. Each has made me realize that those of us wearing a badge reached retirement not because we were any better--we were just lucky.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 26, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 28, 2008

OFFICER DORSEY I READ A ACCOUNT OF YOUR DEATH. YOU WERE A BRAVE MAN. YOU TOOK A SAWED OFF SHOTGUN AWAY FROM THE PERSON THAT KILLED YOU. HE RECEIVED NOTHING FOR IT THANKS TO JUDGE HALLACK AND THE CITIZENS ON THE INQUEST PANEL. I AND MOST DECENT PEOPLE APPRECIATE YOUR BRAVERY AND SERVICE. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

bob
retired

September 7, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Dorsey, we have the watch...



I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Officer
MPDC

April 8, 2007

37 years ago we lost you. You are not
forgotten rest in peace.

sgt
mpdc

February 2, 2005

All these years and still your memory lives on.

February 2, 2005

Officer Dorsey,
On today, the 37th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

February 2, 2005

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