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Patrolman Lawrence W. Gorman

Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, September 3, 1960

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Reflections for Patrolman Lawrence W. Gorman

To Officer Gorman and his family. Please know that 59 years after your sacrifice, you are still remembered. My dad served with you but we are not related though we share the same last name, I hope that your family is well even though you father was so heinously taken from them. RIP forever.
Ken Gorman

Another Son of a Cambridge Officer.

August 1, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Gorman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 2, 2019

Officer Gorman, it's now been 58 years since your sacrifice. It's an honor to work beside the men and women of the Cambridge Police. How tragic that you did not have a long distinguished career.

God Bless you and may your eternal rest remain ever peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 3, 2018

RIP Officer Gorman. You served with my father, patrolman Francis Gorman. Your sacrifice is still remembered these 58 years later.

Cambridge, MA

August 14, 2018

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 28, 2013

This was my Uncle and it is how I got my first name - I was born in Feb of 1961 - Lawrence Gorman was my Grandmothers brother.

Lawrence McLeod
was my Uncle

February 28, 2013

Patrolman Gorman,
On today, the 53rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cambridge. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

September 3, 2012

Thank you for your Heroism Sir, RIP

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

July 25, 2012

Sir, the Cambridge Police have moved to a new location and station. The new building gives our department the opportunity to diplay the picture that your wife had, graciously, given me. This picture of you, in uniform, will be diplayed at the new police station. Your bravery and sacrifice will not be forgotten. You are in my prayers, and I wish you and your family peace.

Officer Timothy F. O'Brien #131
Cambridge Police Department

January 24, 2009

Patrolman Gorman,
On today, the 47th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cambridge. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 3, 2007

Leo and I well remember your murder. Leo mentioned you just the other day. I remember seeing bullet "holes" at the Kendall T station entry which Dad pointed out happened when they gunned you down. i think we even have a mimeograph sheet honoring you and perhaps it recites the Policeman's Prayer to St. Michael. You will never truly be gone.
Robert McCarthy

Robert and Leo McCarthy
sons of Sgt Jon E. McCarthy

March 13, 2007

Patrolman Gorman, as a Harvard University Police Officer, I interact with the men and women of the Cambridge Police on a daily basis. It’s a professional and highly respected agency. That professionalism is reflected in the way our departments work so well together.

Your heroism on that night in Kendall Square is an example of what the CPD brings to the streets every day. On this 46th anniversary of your murder, I salute you and thank you for all the effort you put forth to make that city a bit safer.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

September 3, 2006

No one is forgotten. You are not forgotten as a hero never dies. Thank you for your service.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

September 3, 2003

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