LAKEVILLE — Chief Matthew Perkins and the Lakeville Police Department regretfully announce the passing of Patrolman Thomas Robinson. He was 66.
Patrolman Robinson began working for the Town of Lakeville in 1982, and served as a dispatcher and reserve police officer before serving 24 years as a full-time police officer with the department.
He retired from the Lakeville Police Department on Aug. 14, 2012.
In addition to his role as a member of the LPD, Patrolman Robinson served on the Lakeville Police Station Building Committee, and continued his service to the Town of Lakeville as Town Carpenter up to the day of his passing.
Patrolman Robinson specialized in community policing and teaching, and worked well with everyone in the community. He was instrumental in establishing and teaching various types of public safety programs, including D.A.R.E. (Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education), car seat safety, bicycle safety, and senior citizen safety programs. He wrote grants to help obtain bicycle helmets and car seats, and enjoyed participating in the D.A.R.E. summer camps put on by the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office for middle schoolers.
“Tom’s personnel file is full of letters of appreciation, and it’s clear that he not only loved the community of Lakeville but that the community loved him,” Chief Perkins said. “He will be greatly missed, and the Lakeville Police Department offers its condolences to Tom’s family.”