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 six-hour siege, the entry team secured the lower level of the apartment at 4130 Springle Avenue 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 was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served with the Detroit Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 1494
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

disturbance, EDP, mentally ill

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