Police Officer Frank E. Walls

Police Officer Frank E. Walls

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, October 17, 1988

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Frank E. Walls

Police Officer Frank Walls was shot and killed as he led a special operations team into the apartment of a mentally disturbed man who had just shot and killed Lieutenant James Schmit.

Following a seven-hour siege, the entry team had secured the lower level of the home at 4130 Springle Ave. at 2:14 p.m. As Officer Walls moved to the stairs, he was shot and killed. The suspect was shot and killed by other SRT members after he shot Officer Walls. Officer Walls, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, is survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1494
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Shot and killed

mentally ill

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You just popped into my mind Uncle Frankie. When I think of what sacrifice you made with your life for Detroit I am blown away by your bravery. Growing up as you know, I spent many summers with you and my grandpa and your mother. I learned how disgusting buttermilk is, how to tell the difference between fried chicken and fried rabbit and my all time favorite learning experience has to be how you taught me how easily a common firefly could be captured, and along with about 10 of its friends and relatives and with a simple twist of its back side we could take the rear ends of the flies and place them into a mason jar and there you have it, a non-battery operated flashlight of sort.

You were always funny, fearless and fascinating to be around but more importantly you were unforgettable . I wish we had more summers together but sadly, we had to grow up and move on with our lives...

You will NEVER be forgotten Frankie...
Love you always,
Jeri Anne


March 5, 2020

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