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Trooper Robert J. MacDougall

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, August 6, 1971

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Reflections for Trooper Robert J. MacDougall

Rest in peace Trooper MacDougal.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 8, 2019

Today, August 6, 2018 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Robert J. MacDougall on this his 47th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

August 6, 2018

Today, August 6, 2017, the Department takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Robert J. MacDougall on this his 46th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

August 11, 2017

Today, August 6, 2016, the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Robert J. MacDougall on this his 45th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Trooper Thomas E. Dolan
MA State Police

August 6, 2016

Today the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Robert J. MacDougall on this his 44th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

August 31, 2015

Today your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police honor your memory on this your 43rd anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Trooper Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

August 6, 2014

From your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police, we honor your memory today on this your 42nd anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing you and your family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

August 6, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 1, 2013

Rest in peace my Brother. Thank you for your service.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept. (Ms)

February 16, 2011

Trooper MacDougall, today marks the 37th anniversary of your tragic death. Though you only gave 3 years on this earth to the Commonwealth, your service is without end and I believe you still patrol the roadways of Massachusetts watching out for your brothers and sisters, and most especially your son.

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

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

August 6, 2008

You are thought of often and are greatly missed

Gregory MacDougall
Son

May 9, 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
Sergeant
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

February 18, 2008

Trooper MacDougall,
On today, the 36th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Massachusetts. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

August 6, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
TN

August 12, 2006

Your unfortunate passing came long before my time with the department, but thank you for your contributions. Semper Fi and Thank You !!

72nd RTT (1994 - Present)

Trooper Mark D. robbins
Massachusetts State Police

October 11, 2004

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