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Detective Frank Fraser | St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

Detective

Frank Fraser

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Monday, August 14, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/12/1911

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Deceased

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Detective Fraser was shot and killed while pursuing an escaped convict from Stillwater Penitentiary.

Detective Fraser followed the man onto a streetcar and as he grabbed him from the behind the man produced a revolver, turned, and shot him in the groin. As Detective Fraser struggled with the man he was shot again in the hand. Another officer who heard the shots rushed to the scene and the two were able to subdue the suspect. Detective Fraser succumbed to his wounds two days later.

The suspect was convicted of murder, sentenced to life, and returned to Stillwater Penitentiary. He was later transferred to Minnesota State Mental Hospital and died there on August 10, 1930.

Detective Fraser had been with the agency for 20 years and was survived by his wife, daughter, and mother.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 102nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 21, 2013

 

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