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In Memory of Officer Lawrence L. Dorsey

Lawrence Dorsey

Date of Death: February 2, 1968

[Lawrence Dorsey was a] great officer and friend.
— Lorenzo L. Harris
Sumitted January 11, 2011


Officer Lawrence Dorsey, 9th Precinct and 14th Precinct. Killed in the 1960s. Great partner and a great friend.

— Lorenzo L. Harris
Sumitted June 11, 2001


I went through the academy with Larry and always considered him a friend. I'm sure he was married, however I do not know if he had any children. The doctors said the only reason he lived for two days after the shooting, was due to his tremendous physical condition. He was a black belt in Karate.

He was a good officer.

— Don Mansfield, Former Sergeant
Submitted April 2, 2001


Date of Death: February 2, 1968
Rank: Officer
Age: 28
Years of Service: Five
Location of Death: 308 62nd Street, NE

Circumstance:
On January 27, 1:30 am, Officer Dorsey responded to Eastern Carryout Shop for a man with a gun. Upon Officer Dorsey's arrival he found a man with a shotgun and ordered him to drop the weapon. As Officer Dorsey attempted to arrest the suspect, he struggled for possession of the shotgun. The shotgun went off, striking Officer Dorsey twice in the body.

Officer Dorsey died a few days later from his injuries.

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