Sergeant Richard John Frankie

Sergeant Richard John Frankie

Fort Bend Independent School District Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 17, 2021

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Richard John Frankie

Sergeant Richard Frankie died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant Frankie had served with the Fort Bend Independent School District Police Department for over three years. He had previously served with the Houston Independent School District Police for over 24 years. He is survived by his sister.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 27 years, 8 months
  • Badge S-107

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 10, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Richard, you’ve been my best friend since we were nine years old, and there’s nothing more I’d love than to be able to talk to you right now. Oh how I miss you brother. Your selfless love of others. Your giving spirit and attitude. You made everyone around you feel loved and important. I know you were a fantastic and amazing officer, but you were an even better brother. You will be sorely missed and are greatly loved. May those who knew you been drawn to Christ because they watched you run the race with success. Well done good and faithful servant.

Mark VanDover

October 21, 2021

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