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Dorsey Lee

July 21, 1951 – December 25, 2019

Dorsey McCowan
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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Colonial Rose Chapel & Cremation
"You will be truly missed, you were always good to me and I appreciate that."
— Tanisha Sykes
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— Kristina Altheide

Obituary for Dorsey Lee McCowan

On December 25th, 2019 Dorsey McCowan succumbed to his long fight with illness. He leaves behind his wife, children, grandchildren, family and a community that he devoted more than 40 years of his life to in the capacity of law enforcement and civic leadership.

As a teen Dorsey began his law enforcement career as a Stockton Police Department Cadet. During his career he spent time as a narcotics dog handler, a member of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department Gang Task Force, Private Security Business Owner, Commander of the Lincoln Unified School District Police Department and President of the local chapter of the California School Employees Association union where he retired in 2017 to focus on his health.

Dorsey will be missed by many as the list of lives he impacted is varied and long. He was especially devoted to the children in his charge and would often quietly mentor those who were most at risk. Shepherding the futures of children who would otherwise have “fallen through the cracks” and standing by those children who most needed someone to stand up for them. He saw this as a calling and fulfillment of his purpose in this world. He truly left the world a better place and carried the torch for others to follow.

Dorsey enjoyed spending a lazy Sunday afternoon watching the LA Rams play with a beer in one had and wings in the other. He loved playing video games with his kids and then his grandkids. He was happiest at home with his family but enjoyed being out and around people, sharing stories or playing chess with a contagious laugh and personality that could fill a room. He had a hundred stories of his life growing up in Stockton and his time in law enforcement. His stories will be told and retold by his family and the people that knew him. His children and grandchildren will keep his memory alive and carry his light until it's time to pass it on. He will not be forgotten.

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First Visitation

When Saturday, January 11th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
Colonial Rose Chapel
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
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Saturday, January 11th, 2020 1:00pm
Pastor Stephen Olson
Colonial Rose Chapel
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
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