Detective Sergeant Frank Lema

Detective Sergeant Frank Lema

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

End of Watch Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Frank Lema

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.


  • Age 70
  • Tour 47 years
  • Badge D10
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Location Rhode Island

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 13, 2018

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