Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Francis J. "Frank" Shannon

Newark Police Division, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, March 29, 1963

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Reflections for Police Officer Francis J. "Frank" Shannon

Rest in peace Officer Shannon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2021

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES... There isn’t many that will ever understand the belly of the beast until you’ve made your way to the South.

- 123rd.

Thank you.

July 15, 2019

I remember Frankie well. He was my 2nd cousin His Father, Jim, was my Grandmother's brother. I watched his daughter, Lorraine, who was about 5, during his Mass at Saint Francis Xavier Church, in NEWARK.
Christine Sarno, please contact me.
Joan Sherm in Cedar Knolls New Jersey [email protected].

joan sherm

March 21, 2017

I am one of Frank's granddaughters. Last May, my grandmother, Frank's wife passed away. One of the hardest moments during her wake was when the Newark police officers came to show their respect. We were all again reminded of the sacrifice that polices officers and their families make. My grandfather never got to meet me or my children and my grandmother was left to raise three children on her own.
Today I was asked by a coworker if it would be alright for her husband, a Clifton police officer, to ride in honor of my grandfather to the memorial in Washington this May. My eyes filled with tears and I felt so honored that he would offer to. His offer and the words of everyone from this reflection all mean so much. Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words. To those officers who shared, may God protect and watch over you and your family. And to my grandfather, I know that you are watching over us and are now beside my grandmother.

Christine Sarno

April 2, 2014

When I stared at my current job, we had a Lieutenant Frank Shannon who was sadly taken by cancer well before his retirement. Officer Shannon, your name caught my eye.

Officer Shannon, today marks the 51st anniversary of your murder at the hands of a punk thug. For this to happen is tragic and infuriating as it is, but in front of your own home is an outrage. Though it's history now and many have moved on, no doubt this still hits home with your family and always will. It does not say if the individual who murdered you ever really served his full term, I can only hope he found true justice be it in this or the next world.

God Bless and may you forever, Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 29, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 29, 2012

I will always remember you for your kindness and understanding. You have helped many people and that will never be forgotten.

You are loved and missed.



June 24, 2011

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) in Newark is attempting to locate members of the Shannon family, please contact us at your earliest convenience, thank you.

Jim Stewart Jr
Newark Police FOP

June 3, 2010

Rest in peace my Brother.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex NJ Cop

March 29, 2008



February 26, 2008

Uncle Frank,

Although we were very young, we still remember you for your kindness & love. You are not forgotten and our family knows you are in good hands. God has blessed us for the time we had with you. May you continue to rest in peace.
You are loved and our Hero.
We thank all responsible for this Memorial Page for all of our fallen hero's.

The Steele Family


December 29, 2007

We here at the Newark Police Museum will keep your memory alive forever. Thank you for your faithful and dedicated service and rest in peace.

Curator Edward J. Dalley, Sr.
Newark Police Museum

July 23, 2006

Rest in peace. May God bless you and your family.

St. Louis City Police

June 16, 2004

Your sacrifice has not gone without reflection………

April 28, 2004

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