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Police Officer Frank L. Ward | John Day Police Department, Oregon John Day Police Department, Oregon

Police Officer

Frank L. Ward

John Day Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 8, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object; Firewood

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Frank Ward was beaten to death after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

He was attempting to prevent the male subject from beating his wife when the man fatally struck him with a piece of firewood.

The subject was convicted of Officer Ward's murder and subsequently sentenced to life in prison. He was denied parole in 2013 and is still in custody.

Officer Ward is survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.

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Ofc. Ralph Graffunder
La Grande PD (Former EPD)
February 18, 2017


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