Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Michael J. Dowd, Jr.

Somerville Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, June 24, 1947

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Reflections for Officer Michael J. Dowd, Jr.

God Bless , RIP

Sergeant Detective Robert Spinney Ret.
Massachusetts Transit Police Ret. former Somerville Police Officer

June 25, 2019

And now you're gone 69 years. For your service to the Nation and the Commonwealth, I once again, thank you, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 24, 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

June 24, 2015

Today you are remembered for the life you lived and the sacrifice you made. For any of your family members who may still be alive, my thoughts are with you also as you too have sacrificed much.

Ian Kendrick

June 24, 2013

On May 10, I will ride in your honor of you and in support of your survivors. It is the least that I can do for the sacrifice you made in keeping Somerville, MA safe so that my family could live on.

Ian Kendrick

April 22, 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 65th 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 California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 13, 2012

I just wanted to acknowlege today, the 60th anniversary of your murder. I know in my heart, you are still resting in peace.
God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 24, 2007

Officer Dowd,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served during WW I. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 24, 2007

As a 1981 graduate of the Somerville Police Academy, I especially want to give a tip of the hat.

Officer Dowd, it's been 59 years today since you were taken from this life into the next. Your families (blood, community and greater family in blue) honor your sacrifice.

May you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 24, 2006

We take this day to honor Officer Michael Dowd, Jr. for his ultimate sacrifice to protect others. We thank you Sir for your service.

Police Mom

January 12, 2006

Your service to our country and the city has not been forgotten.

Rest in Peace.

Officers and Members
Somerville, MA. Aux. Police Department

August 13, 2005

Officer Dowd, you are not forgotten

June 24, 2005

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