Corrections Director James Michael "Mike" Francke

Corrections Director James Michael "Mike" Francke

Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, January 17, 1989

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James Michael "Mike" Francke

Corrections Director Mike Francke was stabbed to death by an ex-convict who attempted to rob him on Bittern Street, next to the Oregon Department of Corrections headquarters in Salem.

The subject was arrested and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Director Francke was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Oregon Department of Corrections for six years.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Director Francke,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

January 17, 2019

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