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Patrolman Leroy H. Haynes

Rowley Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, June 28, 1981

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Reflections for Patrolman Leroy H. Haynes

Patrolman Haynes,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rowley. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 28, 2021

My maternal grandfather. From what my mom has said he was a phenomenal father and an amazing public servant. I wish I would have had time with him. He still sets an example for my family everyday.


April 4, 2021

Rest in peace Patrolman Haynes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 3, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 28, 2020

A very good man who worked alone on the midnight shift in a small New England town. "Roy" was a veteran and a formidable presence on calls for mutual assistance. His funeral was a well attended and moving event. Roy worked as a cop in the later years of his life because, in the words of this who knew him, "He liked it."

Gavin Keenan Chief (Ret) I.P.D.
Ipswich MA Police Department

June 29, 2017

My wife's grandfather. From what she remembers, he was a good man. I'd raise a shot to his memory. He was a good man. Salute.

Private joshua gaudet

March 28, 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

July 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32rst 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

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 9, 2012

Officer Haynes you are remembered by your brother and sister officers of the Boston Police Department. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

December 19, 2010

"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

February 18, 2008

Patrolman Haynes,
On today the 26th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rowley. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 28, 2007

Patrolman Haynes, you are not forgotten

June 28, 2006

Although well over twenty years have passed you have been remembered.May you Rest in Peace.Thank you for your service.

June 28, 2006

Patrolman Haynes, today marks the 25th anniversary of your passing due to the lack of cooperation of a man you were lawfully trying to arrest. I hope what he did haunte him for all eternity. He took you from family and friends, though, I know in my heart you never truly left them.

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

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 28, 2006

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