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Officer Frankie Mae Shivers

Hollywood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, September 5, 1982

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Reflections for Officer Frankie Mae Shivers

Officer Shivers,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hollywood. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2022

Never forgotten. Rest in peace Officer Shivers. I will try and visit your grave. I believe it is off of NW 31st Avenue in Ft.Lauderdale.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 5, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Shivers. A true heroine!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 5, 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)

September 5, 2020

Unfortunately during my long law enforcement career I experienced the painful emotions that resulted from a number of my fellow officers getting shot or dying on the job mostly in incidents that we all wished could have been prevented. In one case an officer was shot in a botched jewelry store robbery in my assigned patrol zone while I was on vacation. In another two officers were killed in a high speed chase, one of whom was the best man at my marriage. However, this was one of the most senseless losses of a police officer I had to face during my entire law enforcement career since it was essentially suicide by cop and the perpetrator managed to kill the officer as well as succeeding in getting herself killed. At the time of the shooting I was a HPD police captain and upon hearing of the incident went to the scene and then to Hollywood Memorial hospital where surgeons tried for hours to save Officer Shivers life, but she finally succumbed to her wounds after fighting to stay alive for hours.

Bruce W. Davis, Police Captain HPD
Hollywood Police Department

September 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 5, 2018

Aunt Frankie,

Thinking of you a lot in the past couple of years. You are my step aunt and I can remember attending your unbelievably beautiful homegoing service when I was just 10 years old. I remember your husband, daughters and of course Ms. Effie your mom. I could not appreciate your bravery and courage then and how much of a sacrifice you made so that another may live. When I see the pictures on the NY news stations that show another beautiful officer killed-Officer Familia I can't help but think of you. You are loved. May you continue to rest sweetly in your heavenly home.

With love and appreciation- Your niece,


Yevette Carmichael

July 6, 2017

Officer Frankie Shivers, I honor you, your name and the fact that you dared to walk the path of the warrior . . you fought the good fight . the HPD may fill your vacant slot, but they will never replace you. I learned of your murder this evening when Caroline the lady I date, told me that you stopped her for a non moving violation and that you were extremely professional & courteous. You were an ambassador to the HPD that night. Thank you for your service, you've earned your special place in God's Kingdom. Rest easy Officer, we've got it from here. With honor, respect and professional love. Jim Crotty, Retired ATF Agent/Fmr

Special agent Jim Crotty/Fmr Rch. VA
Former Richhmond, VA Police

December 6, 2016

I lost my mom to a heart attack, we had been estranged but I never lost her respect for her being a police officer and I was so proud of her. She was your honor guard and she was so proud of you when you became an officer. I hope you two catch up on lost time in heaven or wherever you are. I know there is a good place for souls like yours. You and my Mom were the ones that helped shatter the glass ceiling on women in law enforcement.

Also I have been getting alot of people who give me a hard time about police officers nowadays, that all they do is abuse power and do it for a paycheck. I always bring up you and my Mom. Thank you so much.

Patti Eng's Daughter

December 29, 2014

Prior to Hollywood PD, Frankie was a 911 dispatcher with my department. I was frequently her supervisor. On a professional level, I could not have asked for more. On a personal level, I miss her humor, her smile and her laughter. Within days of her death, a reporter found me at work asking for my reaction. I simply said that Frankie was family. I visit her name on the National Police Memorial in Washington and move on to the Viet Nam Memorial to remember old friends from my unit who were also lost to us. Every name there is a tragic loss....but not forgotten.

Sgt. Patrick O'Mara (RET)
Lighthouse Point PD

August 31, 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 31rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 29, 2013

I learned of Ofc. Shivers through the trailer for Heroes Behind the Badge. I wasn't even born when she was lost, but her face stays in my mind when I think of those lost throughout the history of the best profession I've ever known, and that I'm honored to be a part of. There's a story for every officer lost throughout history. We can never forget them.

Ofc. J. Koppenhaver

October 23, 2012

This brings me to tears! I was only 9 years old at the time of my mother's death. How I miss her so much. Words can't explain the pain of her absence. She was the sweetest most caring mother. I am truly grateful for all the kind words everyone had expressed towards my mother. She will forever live in my heart and I know she's always watched/watch over me.

Jolie Ann Shivers Carter

October 18, 2012

HEROES live forever, and you maam are a hero, may you continue to rest in peace Officer Shivers.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 5, 2012

Thank you for your Heroism and dedication to the job. RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

August 30, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Shivers. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 13, 2012

I thought about you today.
You were so nice to me when my Mom brought me to the PD. You were a dispatcher. You were a good Police officer and for trying to save that woman you were better than human. You were too good for this world.

Shauna Shuford
Daughter of a friend

January 5, 2012

HEROES live forever, and you Officer Shivers are a hero.. May you continue to rest in peace. We will never forget the sacrifice you made for us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


September 5, 2011

I graduated from the Broward College Institute of Public Safety in 2006, Police Academy Class 246. Upon graduation, I received the Frankie Shivers Award, which I have hung proudly on my wall since. I wanted to take a moment and thank Officer Shivers for her service and ultimate sacrifice, while serving the members of her community. It truly is an honor having received your award. You are not forgotten.

Detective Gabe Albala
Palm Beach County

July 3, 2011

Officer Shivers, you did make a diffence. Thank-you

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

November 25, 2008

I went to the police academy with Frankie. She was a truly wonderful person, who really wanted to be in law enforcement.

We had only been out of the academy 5 months when I got the call about her death. I wasn't surprised to hear that she had died trying to help someone else.

It is true that she had overcome a lot of adversity just to be sitting in class with us. It was her life's dream to be a police officer!

It does comfort me to know that she died doing what she so passionately wanted to do.

Love and miss you a lot!

Rest in Peace

Melissa Hill (Missy Matthews)
Academy mate

April 28, 2008

Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

October 4, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 2, 2007

You are still missed and will never be forgotten. You and i are the only ones in the family to ever becom Law Enforcement officers. Your legacy will be carried on through me. Although i was only 15 when you were called to heaven i knew i wanted to become a police officer just as you did. Thanks for the sacrafices you made, so that others could learn from.

Ofc Johnnie Bennett
DVPD and Cousin

July 28, 2007

On 06/2006, I won the Frankie Mae shivers award. I was honored to have won the award, through the brief story that was told. However, I decided to research who Frankie Mae Shivers was. Upon reading your story, I couldn't help but feel even more overwhelmingly honored. Enough so that I still get tears in my eyes whenver I think of you. I too faced adversity, and like you I overcame it. It is an honor to receive your award. Everyday I think of you even though I've never met you. I know you are watching over me and others who have known and loved you. You are my hero and role model. May God bless you, and your family. May you rest in peace.


February 7, 2007

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