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Trooper Franklin D. Patrick

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, August 27, 1939

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Reflections for Trooper Franklin D. Patrick

Jesus Christ, during His Sermon on the Mount, proclaimed, “The peacemakers are blessed,
for they will be called sons of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Ministering to Law Enforcement Nationwide
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 3, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 27, 2020

Trooper Patrick,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of West Virginia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 27, 2019

My dad Trooper Callaghan was with Trooper Patrick the day of the accident. My father and Trooper Patrick had made a traffic stop and were out of their vehicle. From what I can recall Trooper Callaghan was at the rear of the car getting the plate number and Trooper Patrick the front when he was struck by the passing car. The vehicle was pushed into Trooper Callaghan and he was injured. I remember my father telling me what a great guy Trooper Patrick was and that he was a good officer and friend.

William Callaghan
Son of Trooper Callaghan

August 24, 2014

Rest In Peace Trooper Franklin, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

August 27, 2013

My dear Grandfather, your heroism does not escape me.
Your wife and children have all now joined you once again.
Your need to protect has lived on in the life of your great grandson. Sargent Cody Lee Mathis is now serving in Afganastan. His second tour of duty.
May you watch over him.
Rest in Peace Grandpa, Mama, Virginia and Daddy.

Theresa Patrick Mathis

July 18, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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

April 17, 2013

Trooper Patrick,
The sacrifice you made for the people of the State of West Virginia has not been forgotten. Today, I honor you my brother. I will always remember. Rest easy.

Ptlm. J. Anthony Sandoval #82
Kingsville Police Department

October 28, 2008


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 30, 2004

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