Corrections Director James Michael "Mike" Francke

Corrections Director James Michael "Mike" Francke

Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, January 17, 1989

James Michael "Mike" Francke

Corrections Director Mike Francke was stabbed to death by an ex-convict who attempted to rob him on Bittern Street, next to the Oregon Department of Corrections headquarters in Salem.

The subject was arrested and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Director Francke was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Oregon Department of Corrections for six years.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 17, 2012

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