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Patrolman Francis Walsh

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 4, 1961

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Reflections for Patrolman Francis Walsh

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. May God bless and keep you dear
brother. You so loved life and the City of New York. RIP.

Muriel Thompson

July 24, 2019

The Christmas holidays are almost over. I often reflect on family Christmas days growing up. You served the people of NYC well. May you forever rest in the peace and love of God. RIP dear brother.

Muriel Thompson

December 28, 2018

I pass the street named in his honor almost every day as I go to work, I remember his story through my dad, also NYPD from 46-1966 . The 32 precinct had the most officer fatalities during that time period. Rest In Peace , Officer Francis X. Walsh

George Febo

October 5, 2018

Such a great son, brother, friend, and policeman who served the City of New York which he loved with diligence and pride. Love and miss you. RIP dear brother.

Muriel Thompson

September 5, 2018

Patrolman Walsh,
On today, the 57th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 4, 2018

I just became aware of this. I am your namesake. People call me frankie. Your sister named me for you, all those years ago. For so long, I wore your badge around my neck on a gold chain. From that, I drew on your courage and spirit whenever I needed it. Now my niece wears it, and your legacy of bravery spans another generation. I still have a copy of your badge in my purse. I see it every day, and every day, you cross my mind. God’s speed to you!

niece, namesake

August 20, 2018

Just wanted to write to you on your birthday. May the Lord bless you and keep you safe. RIP dear brother.

Muriel Thompson

July 24, 2018

Thinking of you and remembering how much you loved Christmas. RIP dear brother.
Never forgotten. Love and prayers

Muriel Thompson

December 31, 2017

I pray for you each and every day of my life .Love Millie,older sister .Gone but not forgotten .Nov .10 2017 .

Millie Caffrey

November 8, 2017

Thinking and praying for you and all policemen today. RIP dear brother.

Muriel Thompson

September 4, 2017

Birthday greetings Buster. Though it was many years ago that you passed, you are forever here in my memory. Love you forever and thank you and all who have given up their lives for others.

Muriel Thompson

July 24, 2017

Miss you still. May God bless and protect you and all your fellow officers who have died protecting us. RIP

Muriel Thompson

September 4, 2016

RIP Buster. Love and miss you. I pray for you and all the those who risk their lives for our safety.

Muriel Thompsonn

September 4, 2015

Love and miss you dear brother, ever more so on this your birthday.

Muriel Thompson

July 24, 2015

Rest In Peace dear Brother. God bless and love you.

Muriel Thompson

September 4, 2014

You are always in my mother's heart and in ours. She tells us stories about you, how you were her dance partner and how you were a wonderful brother. I carry a copy of your badge in my wallet and I tell the story about you to my daughter, and to my students. You live on in those stories, my brave uncle who was so loved by his family. Love, your niece, Clare Thompson-Ostrander

You were the best police officer. I like hearing the stories about you.Love, Grace, Clare's daughter.

Clare Thompson

July 24, 2014

My prayers and thoughts are with you on this your birth day. Love you and miss you

Muriel Thompson

July 24, 2014

You are ever in my thoughts and prayers - especially today. May you rest in peace and may God love and protect you in heaven

Muriel Thompson

September 4, 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 52nd 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 28, 2013

How I miss you dear brother. You are ever in my thoughts and prayers as well as those of your nieces and nephews. May you forever rest in peace.

Muriel Thompson,

August 20, 2012

Uncle Buster,

Though you were taken 2 years before I was born, I feel your presence. My mom, Millie, always speaks fondly of you and still misses you. She carries your badge to this day. I feel I was robbed of the privelage of knowing you. May God keep you always at his side.

Thank you to all the kind people who have left their thoughts and prayers.

Mary Price (Caffrey), niece

July 25, 2012

To my uncle, though you died before I was born, I still mourn . My mom, Millie, your sister talks about you all the time. I pray you are with God and the angels in heaven.

I can't help but feel robbed.

Your niece,

Mary Price (Caffrey)

Mary Price (Caffrey)

July 25, 2012

I so often think about my oldest brother and the sacrifice he made for others. Buster, you are ever in my prayers and thoughts.

Muriel Walsh Thompson

April 4, 2011

I met Francis at the NYC Police Academy and became friends.
We both came from military service to the NYPD. He was quiet,modest, well liked and just radiated Personal Goodness" At that time I believe he was helping support his Mom and brothers. I often wonder if his brothers became officers? I know this man went on to his reward in heaven. He laid down his life to protect others. "No greater Love."

Chief Patrick FitzSimons
Seattle P.D.

August 20, 2010

I came across some clippings regarding this brave officer's sacrifice, while going through personal articles of Roderick Russell (my uncle) who passed in 2001. They must have been buddies from their day's living in the heights. I just wanted to state how fondly and affectionately he was remembered and shall now continue to be remembered and prayed for by me. Ever grateful for his sacrifice and condolences for his family and their unrealized dreams.

Jim Russell

January 27, 2010

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