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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We were PALs & ran around together in Amboy Illinois. Frankie was my best friend during the time he, his Dad, & Mom lived there. They moved back to Detroit in 66 & I lived with them during the summer of 67 during the Detroit riots. He was funny & always in a goid moid. He was very brave. I was with him when enlisted in the Marines. I tried too but I was under age & Mom wouldn't sign the papers. I loved him like a Brother. I eventually enlist in the Marines after a stint in the Army. Frankie & I would talk at times but never seen one another again in person. I regret that. He died for something he believed in & gave his life for his city & country. It was a great privilege to have known & be in his presence. God Bless you Frankie. I'll be relieving you on duty one day guarding the streets of Heaven. Semper Fi Brother!

Michael Masters SSGT
Brother & Fellow Marine

February 17, 2021

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