Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Frank E. Walls

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, October 17, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Frank E. Walls

You just popped into my mind Uncle Frankie. When I think of what sacrifice you made with your life for Detroit I am blown away by your bravery. Growing up as you know, I spent many summers with you and my grandpa and your mother. I learned how disgusting buttermilk is, how to tell the difference between fried chicken and fried rabbit and my all time favorite learning experience has to be how you taught me how easily a common firefly could be captured, and along with about 10 of its friends and relatives and with a simple twist of its back side we could take the rear ends of the flies and place them into a mason jar and there you have it, a non-battery operated flashlight of sort.

You were always funny, fearless and fascinating to be around but more importantly you were unforgettable . I wish we had more summers together but sadly, we had to grow up and move on with our lives...

You will NEVER be forgotten Frankie...
Love you always,
Jeri Anne
aka
Jay-Jay

JERI LIDZBARSKI-ELLIOTT
I AM HIS NIECE

March 5, 2020

Gone but never forgotten. Rest In Peace, brother.

Police Officer Anonymous Anonymous
Detroit PD

December 27, 2018

Never forgotten Frank.

Charlene Genther Ret. Officer
partner

October 17, 2018

Officer Walls,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A Fellow LEO;former Marine

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 17, 2018

Mr Walls was my neighbor and friend
He would always wave to my children and myself on his daily jogs with his chubby dog.even after 30 years he is fondly remembered.

Civilian
Neighbor and acquaintance

June 15, 2018

Officer Frank E. Walls will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service, and may your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

I wear your Alpha Patch Aunt Dia gave me, proud. I think of you every time I look for authentic Rubarb Pie like the stuff that grew in Uncle Butches yard on Stout Street in Detroit when we were younger. You are still SO loved and remembered!

Kimberly A Allen
Niece

September 7, 2017

Will always remember you Uncle Frankie. Love you, Jeri

jeri a elliott
niece

July 5, 2016

Miss you Frankie. We had some great fun together. How my wife got you for a cousin I will never know but I know I am proud to have known you.

Dennis Yunke
Friend

February 20, 2016

RIP Frank, you are not forgotten!

Lieutenant John Widmer
Detroit Police SRT

March 13, 2015

Happy Father's Day Frankie! We will meet one day in our eternal home.

Donna Kay Plunkett
Daughter

June 15, 2014

Uncle Frankie! Since you and Mom have been away..God has reunited me and Jeri, with a cousin, your daughter Donna, and past wife Dia, and your brother Uncle Jack..we are now family again, and it all stems from YOU! Dia sent me an Alpha 1 patch that I wanted for my Mom....Tell Mom, that I still have the measuring cup by the laundry....she will know what I mean.....Miss you, and love you Uncle Frankie! ALPHA 1 FOREVER!

Kimberly Lidzbarski-Allen FAMILY
Niece

May 2, 2014

Thank you for your service Uncle Frank REST IN PEACE
AS always SEMPER FI

L Jent

October 15, 2013

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

October 1, 2013

Hey Unk ! Miss you and Mom, very much...may Detroit always remember what you gave for our Community..your life ! Love you, Miss you....I stand PROUD....

Family
Niece

July 25, 2013

I have very little memory of my mother's cousin, Frankie, as I was 8 years old when he passed. I vividly remember the media attention and the funeral. Both my mother and my father (Dennis and Dee Dee) were very fond of him, tell stories of his wild humor and still have THOR from his dashboard. I now work for the Roseville Police Department in Minnesota and have a new appreciation and respect for his bravery, courage, and dedication. We will be sure to raise a toast in his honor at Grandma Evelyn (Jack) Walls' 90th Birthday Party in Traverse City, MI this October.

Corey Yunke, Crime Analyst
Roseville Police Department (Minnesota)

August 21, 2012

Uncle Frankie, My father died back in 2003, and now Mom, your sister Patricia Walls-Lidzbarski-Olsen, is gone as of August 5, 2011. She was laid to rest in a cool, quiet pond in Michigan. Im sure you two are together, and quite glad to finally be brother and sister again, up "there". I miss my young years, and memories with you, and am always proud to share, just how much you impacted the community, as well as us who shared our lives together, with you. Rest in heavenly Peace.

Kimberly Lidzbarski-Allen

Kimberly Lidzbarski-Allen
Niece

August 10, 2012

Boy little brother, we're getting old .... but you are still there in my mind eveyday. I really could use some of that humor you always had now-a-days. It's hard getting old, but I look to the day we will be united again as family. Miss you Frankie. Miss seeing Holly too. love you always. Gloria

Gloria Prescott
sister

April 22, 2012

Frank,
You were my husband's partner and good friend for many years. I still have vivid memories of you sitting in the rocking chair in my living room looking with wonder at our twin boys when they were babies - in the year before you died. You made me laugh so much with your crazy sense of humor!
Those twin boys are now 25 years old, one is a Police Officer and the other is a Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. I wish you were still here to see how they turned out - they would have loved you too!
Ann

Ann Sedmak Edwards
Friend

December 29, 2011

I REMEMBER THE DAY AS IF IT WAS YESTERDAY I WATCHED AS ALPHA TEAM ENTERED THE APARTMENT LED BY OFFICER FRANK WALLS. SHOTS WERE FIRED AND THOSE WORDS THAT AN OFFICER NEVER WANT TO HEAR ECHO OVER THE RADIO ..... AN OFFICER WAS DOWN.'.... ..THAT OFFICER WAS OFFICER FRANK WALLS.

IT WAS MY PLEASURE KNOWING, WORKING, AND TRAINING WITH OFFICER FRANK WALLS AS A MEMBER OF THE DETROIT POLICE SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM. OFFICER WALLS WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Sgt Leonard Hill
Detroit Police Department

October 22, 2011

Uncle Frank I just want to say that you are not forgotten and your service and didication will always be remembered.REST IN PEACE SEMPER FI

Lee Jent

October 21, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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. He wqs also your fellow Marine so I must bid you semper fi.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 17, 2010

My Dearest Uncle Frankie:

You will never know what an impact you made in my life as a young child. I have the findest memories that include you and Grandma June and Grampa Frank. Fireflies: you taught me how to rip off their hind ends, put them in a mason jar and then have a right stylish night light. And, there was that picture of Jesus that lit up that you told me would keep me safe each night when I was at your house. There were many more "firsts" I experieced with you like hunting rabbit and watching grampa skin the damn things and expect me to actually eat it for dinner.

You are sorely missed Uncle Frankie and I am forever proud of how you led your life.

Love,

Jeri

Jeri Lidzbarski-Elliott
Frankie's niece

December 15, 2009

Uncle Frank I just wanted to say thanks to you and all the other officers and veterans that served in our millitary and police forces You had a great impact on my life growing up all I wanted to do was be a cop like my uncle to this day I still tell people that you where my boyhood idol Rest in Peace SEMPER FI

Lee Jent
Nephew

October 25, 2009

You taught me to be a good copper and a good partner. I think about you every day and the "7th Precinct Way" of doing police work. I'll have a Stroh's (Ghetto Gold) in your honor.

Former DPD now Lt Michael Stephens (ret)
Partner - 7th Precinct

May 28, 2009

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