Douglass A. Carey Obituary: Beloved Halifax Community Member and Former East Bridgewater Police Officer

Douglass A. Carey Obituary: Beloved Halifax Community Member and Former East Bridgewater Police Officer


Douglass A. Carey Obituary – Douglass A. Carey, affectionately known as Doug, was a cherished member of the Halifax community, with roots extending back to East Bridgewater and Florida. His recent passing on April 8, 2024, at the age of 60, has left a void in the hearts of many who knew him.


Doug dedicated much of his life to public service, starting as a corrections officer at the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater. In 1994, he transitioned to the East Bridgewater Police Department, where he served for two decades. Throughout his career, he held various roles, including motorcycle officer, school resource officer, and patrolman, earning the admiration of his colleagues and the community for his dedication and kindness.


Retiring in 2015 didn’t mark the end of Doug’s commitment to service. He continued as a Special Police Officer for another four years, demonstrating his unwavering devotion to keeping his community safe.

Beyond his professional life, Doug was known for his love of sports, particularly baseball and football, and his fervent support for Boston sports teams, especially the Bruins. He was also a proud member of the East Bridgewater Commercial Club.


However, Doug’s greatest source of joy came from his relationships with his family and friends. He was a devoted father to his children, Katelyn and Tyler, and adored his three grandchildren, Avery, Ellie, and Josie, all residing in Florida. His siblings, John Jr., Sandra, and Brian, along with their spouses, shared a close bond with Doug, remembering him fondly for his kind and caring nature.

In addition to his family, Doug leaves behind his former wife, Diane Harbinson, of Florida, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and his loyal friend Andy Lloyd of Wareham. His cherished dogs, Max and Bailey, were constant companions who brought him immense joy.

Those who knew and loved Doug are invited to pay their respects at the visiting hours on Saturday, April 20th, followed by a Funeral Service at the funeral home. In honor of Doug’s memory, donations can be made to A Dog’s World Unleashed, a cause that was close to his heart.

Doug will be dearly missed, but his legacy of kindness, compassion, and dedication to others will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him.


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