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Patrolman Richard Harold McEvoy

Spencer Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, March 24, 1982

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Reflections for Patrolman Richard Harold McEvoy

David Prouty High School class of '63, Dick and I went off to Air Force basic training together in 1964. Dick survived one of the most difficult Air Force jobs of the '60s - doing air base perimeter defense in Vietnam.
After our stints our pathways verged. On returning to the states Dick had one driving ambition - to be a cop in our hometown. Dick's innate kindness and compassion toward an obvious mentally ill patient, sadly became the cause of his death. During the constant pain of his ensuing years, I had the humbling privilege of anointing him, bringing him Holy Communion, and then concelebrating his funeral at our home parish, St Mary's church, in Spencer. Dick, through the years I continue to offer the Liturgy for you. You were a friend and true hero - in Vietnam and in Spencer. May your memory be eternal

Rt. Rev. Lawrence G Gosselin, USAF (Ret)
Friend and classmate

July 6, 2020

I was one of the many nurses who took care of Dick after his injury...I will never forget the amazing man he was..He dealt with so much, but did it with dignity..He was so humbled by what the town of Spencer did to help him and his wife to equip the house for him..He always wanted to be able to reimburse the town for this...For me, he was a model of courage, as was his wife...I was blessed to have known him...

Robin Rochette
caregiver

March 26, 2020

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 15, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 15, 2011

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

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

December 19, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 15, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 28, 2007

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 8, 2007

As we approach another year without your service to the community, we are very thankful for what did for your community. Rest in peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

August 31, 2007

Patrolman McEvoy, today marks the 21st anniversary of your murder. May justice have been served to the person responsible and may you be resting comfortably. God Bless, Brother.

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

November 15, 2006

I miss you, Brother and Love you. We were all very proud of you. God Bless.
Your brother, Pete McEvoy
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Pete McEvoy
Brother

September 14, 2006

Rest easy, Brother; you are not forgotten.

Sgt. Barbara L. Beland
Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, IN USA

November 15, 2004

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