Deputy Sheriff Franklin Roy Furrer

Deputy Sheriff Franklin Roy Furrer

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, November 16, 1973

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Franklin Roy Furrer

Deputy Sheriff Franklin Furrer died after suffering a heart attack three weeks earlier.

He was assisting other deputies with a narcotics raid of a home. Shortly after entry to the home he collapsed clutching his chest. Other deputies on the scene transported him to a hospital where he remained unconscious until his death.

Deputy Furrer had been with the agency for four years. He was survived by his expectant wife and four children from a previous marriage.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 28, 1973

narcotics, search warrant

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"I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine, which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming, but I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."
- President Abraham Lincoln

Deputy Franklin Furrer’s sacrifice shall not be forgotten. We will remember him. We will honor him. Today, on the anniversary of his passing and all the days to come.
To Deputy Furrer’s family, friends and coworkers; your blue family stands with you always. Always.

Detective Shawna McClure
Concerns of Police Survivors Nebraska Chapter

November 16, 2019

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