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Detective Albert Marshall Franklin | Springfield Police Department, Missouri Springfield Police Department, Missouri

Detective

Albert Marshall Franklin

Springfield Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, January 30, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 7

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Apprehended

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Detective Albert Franklin was shot and killed by a 21-year-old man who was barricaded in his home on Hovey Street.

The subject was firing a sniper-style at people outside. In addition to murdering Detective Franklin, the man also killed one citizen and wounded three others. After a four hour exchange of gunfire with the man police stormed the home and took the suspect into custody.

Detective Franklin had been with the agency for over 20 years. He was survived by his wife and children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th 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.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
January 30, 2011

 

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