Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Richard F. Halloran

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, November 6, 1975

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Reflections for Sergeant Richard F. Halloran

Today the Officers of the Boston Police Department both active take a moment out of the day to remember your sacrifice to our City and Department. You are not forgotten.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

November 6, 2023

Sergeant Halloran, it has been 48 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 6, 2023

Never Forgotten By the Officers both Active and Retired from the Boston Police Department.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

November 6, 2022

Never forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department

P.O. Robert E Anthony Historian
Boston Police Department

November 6, 2021

Rest in peace Sergeant Halloran.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 24, 2020

Blessings Richie You are the best

Bob Mahoney
Medford PD

October 5, 2017

It's now 41 years and your name is still remembered, and it's heartwarming to see so many reflections from family and friends. It speaks volumes of who you were.

God Bless, Brother.

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

November 6, 2016

Richy was my best friend. We shared many experiences together in Somerville through the 60's and 70's. He was a terrific individual. A gentle person with the courage of a lion when needed. He would stick with you no matter how dire was the situation. A good hearted and genorous man. I still miss him very much. He had many best friends. One who just passed away September 2014 was Ed Faulkner, another Somerville guy and close buddy who served in the US Army with Richy. Maybe they are together again now serving side by side for eternity. God Bless them both.
From Larry Donovan

Laurence P. Donovan

December 8, 2015

Your service is not forgotten today, by the me a no women of the BPD.

P.O. Robert E. anthony
Boston Police Dept

November 6, 2013

Doing research on I came across the Officer Down Memorial Page and entered the name Halloran. Richard's name appeared. Sorry to the Halloran family for your loss. As a Chicago Police Officer of 37+ years (34 as Detective) I know first hand the sorrow and suffering that occured that dreadful day. I look forward to meeting Richard someday in the hereafter along with William Halloran of Boston who perished on the USS Arizona Dec. 7, 1941.

Retired Detective William Halloran
Chicago Police Departement

July 9, 2013

October 21, 2012

Richard Halloran was my best friend but Richy had many best friends that was the kind of person he was. I would say that Ed Faulkner, Mike Regan and myself were his closest long time friends. Richy was friendly, courageous and utterly dependable. He would absolutely stand by you and defend you no matter how grave the situation would be at the time. He did not start a fight but if challenged he had the courage of a lion and the tenacity of a honey badger. He feared no one but nonetheless was a gentle, kindly and understanding person. I say this from my years of association with him. I have no doubt that Eddy and Mike would agree with this description of our beloved friend who was taken from his family, His dear wife Fudgy, sons Michael, Lenny, His Father MIke, His brothers Bobby, Michael, Jerry, Kevin, his sisters Janice, Judy and us his friends. We all still miss him. Eddy and I discuss him all the time, swapping stories about our experiences with Richy.

Fudgy his lovely widow is a wonderful person in her own right. Together they produced two fine sons. They are the same ages as two of my sons who think highky of them.

Laurence P. Donovan
October 21, 2012

Laurence P. Donovan, Retired

October 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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.

From your reflections, I can see you were an amazing guy. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 6, 2010

Dear Uncle Richard,
As I sit here at 31 years old I still wonder what it would have been like to know You. I say would have only because you passed before I was born. Although I feel like I do know you from the stories My dad Gerald J Halloran has told me. I now know where i get my street smarts and my toughness from. My dad once told me a story of this time before you were a police officer , it was about you and a fight you were in. It was happening on the tracks of the infamous Boston T. You had lost the upper hand , and were on the loosing side of the fight. As you were being pummeled on the tracks a train was coming down the rails. The fight broke so the train could pass. My Dad tells me You then proceeded to lay back down on the rails and asked the guy if he had any more left......Uncle Richie even know I never knew you.....You are my hero. I will carry my name with honor till the day I die , for My name was born from you.....A hero

I Love you Uncle Richie

Richard F Halloran II

Richard F Halloran II

November 6, 2009

I miss you very much Dad.


March 29, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 7, 2007

Sgt. Halloran,
On today, the 32nd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 6, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 2, 2007

Sgt. Halloran, today marks the 31st anniversary of your murder. What a thoughtless act on the part of this bum who put his family, and especially your family through hell. The Boston Police must also have suffered as a whole when his identity was revealed. This being Massachusetts, I can't help but wonder if your murderer is even still in prison.

I know in my heart that your family STILL misses you but yet, feel you with them. You are a hero.

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

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

November 6, 2006

Had the extreme pleasure of getting know Richard and spend a few fantastic days sailing around Cape Cod on his boat, along with his good friend & fellow officer, John B. - just months before this tradgedy. Richard was a man you instantly liked, and felt you'd known for a long time. Completely open and likable, the best New Englander and Bostonian anyone would ever wish to meet. Totally solid and trustworthy. We miss you and salute you. -Roger D.

R. Dumar - civilian

August 28, 2006

On 06/22/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Sergeant Richard F. Holloran and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05

November 21, 2005

HERO...thank you sir

April 25, 2005

On the day you were welcomed into St. Michaels arms, to begin your watch in heaven, I was born onto this earth. I hope I can be as good a man and officer as the one that ended his watch as I began the journey to start mine.

PTLM Andrew Hill
Center Twp Police PA

August 29, 2003

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