Police Officer Frank E. Walls

Police Officer Frank E. Walls

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, October 17, 1988

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.

The entry team had secured the lower level of the home at 2:14 p.m. and, 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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Never forgotten Frank.

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October 17, 2018

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