Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant David T. Dunigan

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 21, 1918

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Reflections for Lieutenant David T. Dunigan

On this actual anniversary of your untimely and heroic death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember regardless of the amount of time that has passed. Rest in peace always.

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

May 21, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

December 24, 2020

Officer Dunigan's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-27-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

November 26, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 22, 2018

Lt. Dunigan,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 21, 2018

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
Texas

May 21, 2015

Thank you for your service and extreme sacrifice. On May 21, 1918 we lost a total of three police officers in Washington D.C. Such a sad loss for us all. Would like to learn more about you and your extended family. Lt. Edward B. Godwin, Historian for the Charles County Sheriff's Office 240-299-0546. [email protected]

Lieutenant Edward B. Godwin
Charles County Sheriff's Office

July 31, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 17, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd 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 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

May 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Dunigan. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

A True Warrior. Rest in Peace.

Chief Scott Whitehead
North Plains Oregon Police

December 17, 2008

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

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

May 21, 2008

"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, 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 sacrafice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Officer
MPDC

April 4, 2007

Rest in Peace, Lou. I served in the Fourth (now the First District) from 1971-1973. I know you have found out by now that Jesus Loves You. So do we, who never knew you, Lou.
G'nite, Brother.

Retired Officer RB Wade
Richmond, Va., Police

August 28, 2003

Rest in peace , after 43 years of service.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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