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Police Officer Dorian Lee Halvorson

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Friday, September 24, 1976

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Reflections for Police Officer Dorian Lee Halvorson

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

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

September 24, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Halvorson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 6, 2019

I attended the funeral and prosession,a great tribute.I will never forget the massive turnout .

Jerry Olson

January 8, 2018

How can 40 years have passed? So much has changed and so much is the same. Always will miss you!

A friend

September 28, 2016

Every since the year you died, I have missed you. Especially when I was suddenly " older" than you where on the day you died. Just thinking about you on this day.

Karen Lue Halvorson Johnson

January 28, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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.

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

September 24, 2010

Today, by coincidence I was looking at the the Seattle Police site and looked you up. Well, I found it was thirty three years ago today that you were taken away. Now, in my 30th year, I want to again thank you for your guidance, encouragement and friendship.

In Law Enforcement

September 24, 2009

As of today, there are 3 fallen officers on this date and all three were with the
Seattle Police Dept. Thanks for serving the Emerald City and the Evergreen State!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


September 24, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 29, 2008

My academy classmate, you were a person full of life which you lost saving another. My fondest memory is of Class 58 attending a required autopsy up at the old morgue on Queen Anne. You were standing with "Igor" (opposite all of us) on the side of the body where an exhust fan was drawing all the odors. You actually turned green.

Sergeant T.C. Miller SPD Retired
Seattle Police Department

January 25, 2007

Officer Halvorson,

On most Sunday mornings, I can be found reading ODMP comments of those remembering fallen law enforcement personnel. It was over 35 years ago when I first met you. You were one of my explorer advisors in SPD Post 943. Burdena, Mike and you. Fast forward to 2006, I just started my 27th year with a local agency and just wanted to thank you for your guidance, encouragement and friendship.

in law enforcement.

October 15, 2006

We were friends on and off the job. I think of you often, especially with family at Christmas...a time you loved so much. I cannot believe so many years have gone by. Rest in Peace, brother.
June 6, 2006

Detective (ret)
Seqattle Police

June 15, 2006

Dorian, Even though it has been almost 30 years, I think of you often and will always remember your big smile. I think back to our times in the Navy together and how we fell into the same profession, you in Seattle and me in Edmonds, where you lived. I remember the time in the boat harbor when I told you I was discouraged with the job and you told me that things would get better. I remember your funeral, standing there with hundreds of other officers, and not being able to believe that it was really you who had fallen. Rest in peace, my friend.

Sergeant Kenton C. Jones (Ret.)
Edmonds, Wa. P.D.

June 10, 2004

Rest easy brother. You are a hero, never being forgotten. God bless those you left behind.

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

September 27, 2003

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