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Police Officer Francis W. Magro

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 30, 1977

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Reflections for Police Officer Francis W. Magro

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

March 30, 2015

MY POP POP SAM AND MY UNCLE FRANKY I NEVER MET HIM MY POP POP SAM TOLD ME HES A GREAT HERO PHILLY POLICE CHEF IF HE MY POP MY UNCLE FRANKY WAS ALIVE WE CAN GET TO GETHER HAVE A REUNION TO GETHER IN SUMMER THIS IS SAM MAGRO GRANDSON BOBBY GRIFFITH I WISH THAT WE HAVE A REUNION TOGETHER AGIANG BUT I THINK ABOUT THE YEARS ABOUT MY POP POP SAM OK

BOBBY GRIFFITH MAGRO
MY UNCLE MY GRANDFATHER

January 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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 who was murdered in the 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 30, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 30, 2010

hi grandpop we share the same name and sorry

Frankie Magro
Grandson

January 22, 2010

hey grandfather sorry i didnt get the chance meet you but i heard all about you and i have seen pictures of you and you look like a cool grandfather to have well im sorry that i didn't get the chance to meet you but maybe one day i will ok well i love you R.I.P

nick magro
grandson

November 4, 2009

Dear Ounglay Prrranky:
My fondest memories of you are me leaning on the front seat of the car while sitting in the back seat as you and my dad (Ounglay Bucky) swopped stories,dreamed laughed, and planned while going to the mountains. It took my dad years to figure out that his "em so" comment at the same spot as we approached Galeton Pa every time for years was in response to a sign for a town Arnot 2 miles away. Finally my dad figured it out, "Arnot 2- Em So"!
Love Ron (sure would love to talk to you with dad again)

Ronnie Magro
Nephew

November 24, 2008

Hello Uncle Frankie,
I miss you as much now as when you left us. I know you are watching over all of us. I used to wish if anything happened to mom and dad, that i would get to live with you. I loved you like a father. I am so sorry we all had to loose you so early in our lives. Well mom is with you now so you, grandmom and aunt Dee will have her to keep you company till the rest of us join you.
all my love Joyce

Joyce Kleppinger Filing
Niece

April 11, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

March 30, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

February 29, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 24, 2008

God bless sir,

I met your son Scott on 9/11/07 when we were both re-enlisting in the military. I also served with PPD, your memory will not be forgotten.

S/A Jim Finnegan
CSX Railroad Police Department

September 14, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

March 30, 2007

Mr. Frank,

I was only 6 years old when you past, but I remember when you would come over to our house in NE Philly. I still remember going sledding with you, my dad and my brothers and your son's, getting in the back of that camper. My mom still talks about the motorcycle ride you gave her, she said it was the most scariest thing she ever did, and you laughed the whole time. Wish I could have know you in my older years, but I'm sure I'll see you again.

GySgt Matthew McGee
MCAS Cherry Point NC, Military Police

March 18, 2007

Hi Frankie,
I hope you know how much I miss my Little Brother, my special friend. You made all of our lives happy and full of unforgetable fun. I hope you are sharing Eternity with all of our loved ones. Keep the jokes flowing Frankie and save room for me.
Loved and missed by your loving big sister,
Katie

Katherine Signore
Sister

October 20, 2006

Frank,
I hope you always knew how much I loved you. You were more than just a brother, you were like one of my sons.
There have been so many times that I have missed you and wished you were here. I still love you so much and wish God's blessings on you.
Love always,
Sister, Thom

Thomasina G. Kleppinger
Sister

October 20, 2006

My best memory of you is when you would show up at Grandmom Magro's house during a family gathering dressed in your uniform. You were so intimidating and serious looking{unlike the silly,funny uncle we were used to seeing}. The little kids would get upset saying,"Uncle Frankie's going to arrest Grandmom!" Of course your siblings thought this was funny and really play it up. Even Grandmom would play along sometimes. You come from a family of comedians!

When the family gets together your name usually comes up at some point of the day. Everyone misses and loves you and is so proud of you. Keep watch over us all. God Bless!

Barbara Signore SproulsMy
niece

May 30, 2006

Hey! Brother Frank: Haven't seen ya in about 30 years but still miss you very much. Put in a good word for us all and GOD BLESS YOU!! LOVE YOU ! Brother BUCK.

brother buck
brother

May 27, 2006

Unfortunately, I never got the chance to know you very well. I was only 4 years old when you were killed in the line of duty. Although I was so young, I do remember when my mother got the phone call about your death. I remember her crying and leaning on the wall in our home in Willingboro, NJ. I knew as a little child that something very bad had happened.

As I grew up, I was treated to many "Uncle Frankie" stories and I feel that I got to know you a little bit that way. When I was born, my mother told you that I looked like you. She later told me that you got excited and came to see us in the hospital. I guess you were expecting to see a young Frankie Avalon, because you were apparently a little disappointed when you saw this alien looking kid. That's alright, I forgive you. I probably was a little scary looking at that point!

My mother still has this picture of you in uniform in her home. I get to see it on the "wall of fame" each time I go there. You are not forgotten. You are on the wall along with my grandfather Peter McCormick, who was also a Phila. cop. My mom also has a picture with you and your partner and Grandmom Magro. She looks proud of her boy. We're all proud of you and I miss not getting to know you like I have my other uncles. I call them my mafia uncles and I'm sure you would fit right in.

It's been nice getting to know my cousins (your sons and daughters). I usually see some of them and their kids at Uncle Sam's picnic around the 4th of July. It's something I look forward to every year and I hope I get to see them this year.

Keep looking down on the entire Magro extended family. It's getting pretty big if you haven't noticed. Love you Uncle Frank!

Jamie McCormick
nephew

May 15, 2006

Officer Magro:

I never met you but am friends with several of your nephews. Your sacrifice makes you a true hero.

SW

May 15, 2006

Ofr. Magro,
I am a good friend of your son Scott. I know you are patroling the streets of Heaven with a watchful eye of those of us still here. Your son has done so well and I am honored to have served with him. He is a fine man, good friend, a loving husband and a wonderful father. Thank you for being what you are to him so that we may all enjoy his company. He brags on you so much. My only regret is that I could not know you.

John Newman
Vanderbilt University Police Dept

June 9, 2004

I never knew Ofc Francis Magro but I did have the honor of working with his son, Scott with the Spring Hill Police Dept.
I am sure Ofc Francis Magro would be happy of the fine fine Officer Scott is. I was with Scott during the shooting in November and I too am sure his father was there with us in someway.
After hearing Scott talk about how his father died in the line of duty I have changed my thoughts about police officers on motorcycles. Too many officers gone and I am sorry Ofc Francis Magro had to be one of them.
Rest in peace sir.

Ofc Pewitt
Spring Hill Police Dept

March 11, 2004

I love you dad. I live and work in your honor. I know you were sitting on my shoulder when I got in that shooting in November. I wish you could see my girls, you would be so proud. You are my hero. I love you, Scott.

Officer Scott Magro
Spring Hill, TN. Police Dept.

January 5, 2004

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