Police Officer Jared William Franks

Police Officer Jared William Franks

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, November 10, 2018

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Jared William Franks

Police Officer Jared Franks was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of South Elm-Eugene Street and Webster Road while responding to a robbery in progress call.

His patrol car collided with another patrol car at the intersection and then struck a house. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Franks had served with the Greensboro Police Department for 2-1/2 years and was assigned to the District Two Patrol Division.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years, 5 months
  • Badge 315

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, robbery

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It's been almost a year since the horrible call over the radio, but we still talk about sometimes. It's hard to forget... The fun, the jokes about my old Jeep, the 'war stories', how serious you took your job... Many that followed were measured by the example you set!
The age of my oldest Son you were one of my Younguns; always coming in for paperwork, candy, advise, a moment of peace & stress-relief, lots of laughter. Always full of fun and life and laughter!
But despite the jokes:
You stood out by the effort you put into learning your job and becoming good at it! Your Dad left you big boots to fill and you gave it your best to follow his footsteps! I think... I am sure you would have filled those boots one day! You had it in you!

I fully expected to one day watch him proudly pin his own bars on your shirt!

I think you would have told him that he could rest at ease and retire now; you would have it from here!

Rest in Peace, Youngun. You are missed. The World is a lesser Place without you in it.

Cat Reeves

August 26, 2019

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