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Detective Sergeant Frank J. Lema, Sr. | United States Department of Defense - Naval Station Newport Police Department, U.S. Government United States Department of Defense - Naval Station Newport Police Department, U.S. Government

Detective Sergeant

Frank J. Lema, Sr.

United States Department of Defense - Naval Station Newport Police Department, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 70

Tour: 47 years

Badge # D10

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Location: Rhode Island

Incident Date: 9/26/2013

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Detective Sergeant Frank Lema was struck and killed by a government truck on-board the base at approximately 12:55 pm.

He was transported to a local hospital before being transferred to Rhode Island Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries approximately nine hours after being struck.

Sergeant Lema was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served with the Naval Station Newport Police Department for 21 years and had previously served with the Middletown Police Department for 26 years. He is survived by his five children.

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A very good man, gone but not forgotten.

Sterling integrity.

Rest in peace Frank.

John Haelsen
Teacher / Former co-worker
January 30, 2014

 

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