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Special Agent Frank Tummillo

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, October 12, 1972

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Reflections for Special Agent Frank Tummillo

Agent Tummillo,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 12, 2022

I was 8 years old, but remember vividly the call my father received from his brother Sam that night. I remember vividly your funeral and the sea of officers from around the country/world who saluted you as you were taken down MacArthur Ave. I remember vividly the mourning that still flows through our family. Tomorrow is 50 years since you left us Frankie, you will never be forgotten. O

Daniel P Tummillo

October 11, 2022

I never knew or met my Great-Uncle Frank, but he is one of my biggest inspirations. I think about him and sacrifice for the greater good often. I have heard nothing other than he was a great man, willing to give up anything for the people he loved.
Rest in Peace Great Uncle Frank

Jacob Fletcher

May 31, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 12, 2020

Rest in peace from our Talpos Family to yours ,Theresa Talpos.

Theresa Stoutenborough

December 29, 2019

Rest in peace Special Agent Tummillo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 1, 2019

While at a meeting in DEA HQ I saw your picture on the Wall of Honor and brought back a poster of the wall which now hangs behind my desk. I looked over at it today and thought of the many times I sat with your Mom and Dad at the Bergen County Police Memorial Service. You have never been forgotten.

Jim Sheehan

April 17, 2019

RIP Special Agent Tummillo and thank you for your service to our country. Today is your 45th anniversary of your death. You will not be forgotten.

Police Officer-retired

October 12, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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

October 12, 2010

"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 t

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

January 19, 2008

On the upcoming anniversary of your passing, we remember you today and thakk you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 10, 2007

No crisp uniform of honor did he wear
Nor golden badge of glory did his chest bear
Only troubling thoughts of money, guns and drugs
Fighting back the tears as he collected his nightly hugs

In this secret life he chose, he clearly was the best
But his uneasy path was much different then the rest
He knelt in prayer with his family at night
Before he quietly went out to carry on his fight

They kept a scrapbook of his many feats
But his true worth is not captured on these sheets
He knew that he was a soldier in a losing war
And his return to those who love him was unsure

His futile fight to save a city block by block
Resulted one night in that tragic knock
His friends sadly called upon his loving wife
With a tearful message of how he lost his life

One last time his brothers gave him praise
But only half way up Old Glory did they raise
And in the end the bugler played his solemn tune
With prayers that his soul will enter soon

God bless you, brave warrior!

Private citizen
U. S. A.

October 17, 2004

"Well done, good and faithful servant!... Come and share your master's happiness." MATTHEW 25:21

Like my son, you were so young and paid the ultimate price for doing your job and we will not forget. Rest in peace!

Rosa Waters
Mother of Michael Waters
EOW: September 11, 2003

January 20, 2004

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