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Immigration Inspector Laurence E. Doten

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1930

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Reflections for Immigration Inspector Laurence E. Doten

My name is Roland Doten, grandson of Laurence Doten. My father (probably 4-5 years old) is pictured with his parents. He was 5 & 1/2 when his father was murdered along with fellow inspector Lawrence Jones. Not pictured is my father's only sibling, sister Delores who was approximately 6 months old at the time of the shooting. My grandmother would lose her battle with TB in CannonFalls, MN the following spring.
My wife, a sister & her husband, and 2 1st cousins from Oregon would attend the ceremony in Oct. 2017 in Warroad, MN.
My wife & I live in Norfolk, Ne. where my father lived @ the Norfolk Veteran's Home until he passed away 4& 1/2 years ago.

U.S. Navy Seabees Veteran Roland Doten
Grandson of Laurence Doten

January 29, 2022

Inspector Doten,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow Immigration Officer

United States Border Patrol

August 24, 2020

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

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

August 24, 2020

Recently, border guard Robert Tuttle from Minn. called me (spring of 2016) to ask if he could travel to Norfolk, Ne to meet & visit with my father Theodore S. Doten, son of Laurence E. Doten. As of Apr. 14, 2016, Mr. Tuttle has made two visits to the Norfolk Veterans Home. My father was a Radio Tech.on an escort carrier in the Pacific in WWII. With the help of my 1st cousin Judy Wilson from Oregon, we have been able to learn more facts about our grandparents. Judy's mother Delores Nehring was my fathers only sibling.

Roland B. Doten
Grandson of Laurence & Clara Doten

April 19, 2016

Laurence was the much beloved brother of my Grandmother. This was such a senseless tragedy that changed the lives of his young family. It is good to see he is remembered, honored, and in this way he lives on.

A. F. Gihl

May 17, 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 83rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2013

Inspector Doten,
On today, the 77th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service.



August 24, 2007

Inspector Doten, You are not forgotten

August 24, 2005

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