Police Officer William F. Frahm

Police Officer William F. Frahm

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, September 30, 1927

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William F. Frahm

Officer Frahm was shot and killed during an escape attempt while leading a prisoner through a tunnel connecting the jail and court building.

The 34-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 40 years.

Officer Frahm had served with the Detroit Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 480

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 40 years

escape attempt

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 11, 2013

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