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Police Officer Frank W. Reynolds | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Frank W. Reynolds

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 15, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 8/27/1926

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Officer Frank Reynolds was killed by a suspect attempting to leave the scene of an automobile accident.

While attempting to question a suspect for leaving the scene of an automobile accident of a few minutes prior in Downtown Detroit, Officer Reynolds was pulled into a fight with the suspect. The suspect drew a revolver from his waistband and fired five shots at Officer Reynolds who returned fire, hitting the suspect twice, killing him instantly. The gunfire injuries sustained by Officer Reynolds took his life in a matter of weeks.

Officer Reynolds had served with the Detroit Police Department for 1 year and was survived by his wife and daughter.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace


Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 14, 2013


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