Lower Twp. Officer remembered 19 yrs. after line-of-duty death - NBC40.net

Lower Twp. Officer remembered 19 yrs. after line-of-duty death

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LOWER TWP. -

A fallen officer was remembered Monday in Lower Township.

On February 18th, 1994 officer David Douglass was killed in the line of duty, after exchanging gunfire with a suspect who had burglarized a home, then set it on fire.

Flags at Township Hall and the Police Department were flown at half staff Monday, and a memorial ceremony was held at Townbank Fire House.

Those who worked with officer Douglass say he inspired younger officers, and was on his way to bigger and better things.

"He would without a doubt, would not have retired a patrolman, he would have been a lieutenant, captain, maybe even a chief before he retired. That's the kind of guy he was, always looking to improve himself," said Lieutenant Tom Beeby of the Lower Township Police Department.

At 7:15 Monday night, around the time he responded to his last call 19 years ago, all fire sirens in the Township will be sounded in honor of Douglass, who also served as a firefighter in Townbank.

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