Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Frank Lightner Armstrong

Augusta County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, August 23, 1941

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Frank Lightner Armstrong

I thought about you, Deputy Armstrong, and Doris, today when I learned that Augusta County wants to close its historic courthouse. My great aunt, Helen Gilkeson, was married to the Sheriff who was with you when you died that day. Doris never remarried and she had dinner at my grandmother's almost every week. I heard about this all my life. It was part of my reason for becoming a lawyer. You were part of an important tradition. Thank you.
Catherine Hammond
Richmond VA
November 2021

Catherine Currin Hammond
Family friend

November 30, 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 23, 2020

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 69th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 23, 2010

Deputy Armstrong, You were taken from the world long before I was born, but as a young child I listened to stories about you. I sat wide eyed and amazed as my father and his best friend told of your brave deeds and how they looked up to you and The sheriff. Many years later I became a law enforcwment officer. It's been thirteen years now. Thank you for your bravery and your sacrafice

Albemarle County Olice

January 31, 2006

On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State University Police Department, our thoughts and prayers to the Armstrong family and the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.

Virginia State University Police Department

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