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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Chriss and family, I was privileged to have Frank for a car partner for a time at Lancaster County SO. He was the most compassionate man I ever worked with. The things he taught me about how to treat people have served me well from those days in the early 1970's until my retirement in 2018. He was a wonderful officer. He never "talked down" to anyone. His idea of success was to arrest a person and have them thank him as he walked away or come find him when they got out to deliver that thank-you in person.

Now that I am done, I am allowing myself to look back on him and others who molded me. Continue to be proud.

Kenneth Jackson Chief (retired)
Wahoo, Nebraska Police Department

May 29, 2018

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