Special Deputy Sheriff Frank Rossi

Special Deputy Sheriff Frank Rossi

Duval County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, July 21, 1935

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Frank Rossi

Special Deputy Sheriff Frank Rossi succumbed to stab wound sustained one week earlier while arresting a man for drunkenness in a Realitos saloon. During the arrest a second man approached Special Deputy Rossi from behind and stabbed him twice in the chest and once in the arm. Special Deputy Rossi was transported to a hospital in Corpus Christi where he died of his wounds one week later.

The two suspects were both arrested and convicted of murder. One of the suspects was paroled after only one year and the second was paroled after serving approximately eight years.

Special Deputy Rossi had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his expectant wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 14, 1935
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Paroled

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Rest in Peace Special Deputy Sheriff Frank Rossi. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Duval County Texas. Your Service is Exemplary in all respects.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the rotten souls of your murderers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 20, 2016

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